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Re: Traveling for Local Food

Former Member ·
The Varsity Drive-In in Atlanta is the tops. " What'll ya have! What'll ya have! ". Denver needs something like that.
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Re: Traveling for Local Food

Former Member ·
To be honest, Varsity ain't what it was when I was in college...there's better places around. Some good stuff on Marietta St. near the convention center, and lots of good places in Decatur area (we're near there). That's the kind of stuff I'm looking for to make up our road trip.
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Re: Traveling for Local Food

DrFumblefinger ·
The best resource for good "american food" while on the road that I know of is www.roadfood.com . The website focus on quality non-chain restaurants, often mom and pop places, with good and often unique menu selections. Check it out. Not only can they help you in Colorado, they're useful throughout the USA. Just about the best tip to give someone traveling in the USA.
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Re: Traveling for Local Food

GarryRF ·
I'll have to put that one in my iPad. Roadfood. Always looking for some good choices when I go touring the US. I always prefer somewhere that's been voted as excellent !
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Re: Traveling for Local Food

Former Member ·
I took a look and it looks like just what I need. I can even use the info to plan our route. I had my mom look at it, too, and she said it reminds her of when she was a kid and my granddad had a book called Duncan Hines that had local places all over. I wonder if that's the same Duncan Hines as the cake mix?
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Re: National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta (Where Gumbo Was #109)

Travel Rob ·
I took my photos that i posted for WITW 109 from Centennial Olympic Park Dr. What amazed me is where they placed the front of the building.Below is a photo from the Center.
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Re: National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta (Where Gumbo Was #109)

PHeymont ·
I was in Atlanta at a convention a couple of years ago, and passed by that site daily...had no idea what they were building behind the fence! Looks like an interesting site...
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Re: June 22, 2016: Eats N Treats in Bowman, ND

DrFumblefinger ·
Visiting small diners that highlight the collection interests of the owners is one of the treats of road travel! It definitely makes the dining experience more interesting! Thanks.
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Re: June 22, 2016: Eats N Treats in Bowman, ND

Samantha ·
You are right drfumblefinger, it was such a great surprise. Makes me wonder what other surprises we will find on future trips.
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Re: Megabus adds new Orlando routes...and $1 fare for 1st 2 weeks

Travel Rob ·
The Florida routes are now quite popular so thanks for the heads up on the opening prices. Really glad to see Tallahassee and Miami added.
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Traveling for Local Food

Former Member ·
Hi...I'm in Atlanta, home of some great food (including barbecue, soul and MaryMac's Tea Room which you've all got to get to someday). Anyway, right after New Years, I'm packing my family (2 of us and 2 kids) and driving to Denver for my parents'...
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O'Hare, Atlanta share 'busiest airport' honors

PHeymont ·
Chicago's O'Hare has reclaimed at least part of the "world's busiest airport" title it held for years until Atlanta's Hartsfield/Jackson passed it in 2005. The title is split now, with O'Hare having the most departures and arrivals, and Atlanta having...
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National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta (Where Gumbo Was #109)

Travel Rob ·
Exterior Albert Vecerka-Esto & The Freelon Group-HOK We had some good guesses for this week's Where in the World is TravelGumbo, but believe it or not, no one offered the correct guess. The National Center for Civil and Human Rights opened on Monday, June 23rd 2014 in Pemberton Place, adjacent to the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola. This area is in Downtown Atlanta, just north of Centennial Olympic Park. The Center links the American Civil Rights...
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A little good news from Delta's SkyMiles: a lower fare

PHeymont ·
After months of mostly bad news for loyalty-program members, as numbers of airlines reduced opportunities for accumulating points by flying, and some also raised the cost in points for award tickets, Delta (one of the most criticized for previous...
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Animals at the Airport: Working for you...

PHeymont ·
OK, it's a stretch, but USA Today reports on several airports where unusual tactics are being used to keep airports maintained and planes out of trouble. Among them are O'Hare, SFO and Atlanta.   But surely few have gone as far as Portland...
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Another "ultra low-fare" carrier ups its game

PHeymont ·
Frontier Airlines, which has been transforming itself into an ultra low-fare carrier like Allegiant and Spirit, is also expanding its route system, and seems to be targeting Delta by opening new routes from Atlanta to cities Delta serves from...
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Roses are red, violets are blue...and UPS will deliver 110 million of them

PHeymont ·
Valentine's Day is this Saturday—only Mothers' Day rivals it in the flower business—and UPS expects to be handling 110 million flowers for the occasion.   You may think of UPS as the brown truck that brings your Amazon package, but...
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Delta tries 'May we carry on your carry-on?"

PHeymont ·
Delta is trying a new idea this summer, on a trial basis: Speeding up boarding by having airline staff load passengers' carry-ons in the overhead before passengers board. They're calling it 'Early Valet' and will test it on a number of flights from...
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Like the "Hunger Games"? Theme park coming soon

DrFumblefinger ·
    If you're a fan of the "Hunger Games" books and movies, we've some good news for you.  A new $750 million theme park based on the series is coming to metro Atlanta.  The park is said to be state of the art, "interactive and...
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Megabus adds new Orlando routes...and $1 fare for 1st 2 weeks

PHeymont ·
Megabus is expanding its Florida coverage with routes that connect Miami, Tallahassee and Tampa to Orlando. The low-cost bus carrier already has Orlando routes to Gainesville, Jacksonville and Atlanta.   Fare on the new routes will be $1+$1.50...
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Atlanta airport not sure it likes being 'world's busiest'

PHeymont ·
Atlanta's thinking "most-traveled" sounds better for passengers than "busiest," but it tops the list again by any name.
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JetBlue's big plans for Boston and Atlanta

PHeymont ·
JetBlue continues to expand its routes from Boston, where it's the largest carrier. Atlanta's on the list, and Delta and Southwest are the targets.
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Lucky flier gets a private flight on Delta

PHeymont ·
Delta passenger returning home to Atlanta had the plane to himself, because Delta wasn't able to reach him and reschedule.
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Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta—The Peach State

Samantha ·
On their continual quest to visit all the 50 US State capitols, Samantha and Gene visited Atlanta while in Georgia and toured their state capitol.
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TSA: More delays, more complaints, some hope

PHeymont ·
TSA lines are getting very long again at many airports, with passengers told to allow 3 hours at some. At Atlanta, the solution is part of the problem.
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Atlanta's New Record: 100 million passengers in 2015...so far!

PHeymont ·
Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, which has claimed the title of world's busiest airport 17 years running, based on numbers of passengers, has now become the first airport ever to serve 100 million passengers in a year...and the year ain't over yet! But the airport didn't wait for the last days of the year to celebrate; in the clip below you can see how it celebrated, with surprise honors for the lucky 100-millionth passenger, Larry Kendrick, who was greeted by Mayor Kasim Read, news...
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Seeking a hero in Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows us Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park.
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Atlanta tells TSA 'shape up or ship out'

PHeymont ·
Atlanta's busy airport, upset over long security delays, threatens to replace TSA screeners with private contractors.
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June 22, 2016: Eats N Treats in Bowman, ND

Samantha ·
Samantha visits Eats N Treats in North Dakota and finds more Coke memorabilia than anywhere outside Atlanta's World of Coke.
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Uber, Lyft gaining ground at airports

PHeymont ·
Phoenix comes to terms with Uber and Lyft, giving them a separate pickup area from licensed services. Atlanta is now the only top 10 airport without.
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Re: TSA: More delays, more complaints, some hope

Travel Rob ·
I was in the Atlanta airport in October and the TSA line was a mess then. I think the very fact that they have crowds before people go through security make the airports far less secure.
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Re: TSA: More delays, more complaints, some hope

GarryRF ·
The overcrowding of US Airports is easily solved. Drag the minds of those who make decisions into the 21st Century. - Better late than never. If you're only making an international connection in the US - you stay in the International Departures Lounge until your onward flight is boarding. The rest of the world has been doing it for decades. And one other thing. Stop confusing making travel safe with just insulting people who are not Americans. You've had long enough to get your act together.
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Re: TSA: More delays, more complaints, some hope

DrFumblefinger ·
The TSA currently charges $5.60 US for a one way trip originating in the USA, up to a max of $11.20 a trip. Given the actual time you are "serviced" by the TSA, that seems more than adequate to fund the screening process. Two problems as I see it. 1) Likely not all of this money goes to the TSA. The federal government is notorious at shifting designated monies to its pet projects, so I expect TSA money is going elsewhere. 2) The TSA tolerates terrible behavior from its employees. Many TSA...
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Re: TSA: More delays, more complaints, some hope

PHeymont ·
Thursday afternoon update: Congress has just approved shifting funds to immediately hire 768 more screeners and to use overtime to speed up lines.
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Re: TSA: More delays, more complaints, some hope

GarryRF ·
Maybe its time to start profiling. Mom, Dad and the kids aren't a risk. Old people with walking difficulties. Same. I prefer the interview I had in the check-in line before leaving the UK. "Where is your destination in the US - Have you been before - where's the nearest Pub can you walk to - how many pubs are there - name them - what's your occupation - qualifications - name a typical job you'd do ? " And while you talk some guy is watching you closely. Whether he checks your info on his...
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Re: TSA: More delays, more complaints, some hope

PHeymont ·
Ah, I think I see the purpose of that interview: weed out any Temperance campaigners!
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Re: TSA: More delays, more complaints, some hope

PHeymont ·
I think Karl has hit on a key point in his TSA comments: behavior. Long bureaucratic lines can bring out the worst in us, both on the line and running it...but the better the attitude of those running it, the fewer incidents of any kind will happen. Some of my experience of that has been as a high school assistant principal in schools where the city mandated scanning at the entrances. When the right tone is set by supervisors, the friction level is lower, and even though there is resentment...
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Re: Lucky flier gets a private flight on Delta

PortMoresby ·
I can vouch for the fact that it does happen from time to time. Although I had to share my Lufthansa flight with an American serviceman, we were the only passengers on a flight from Frankfurt back to the US. And I'll add, the service was terrible, everyone was asleep.
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Re: Seeking a hero in Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park

Travel Rob ·
A long awaited movie about what happened to Richard Jewell is coming out in December. It's directed by Clint Eastwood. https://youtu.be/gSMxBLlA8qY
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