The Big Chicken

A Landmark Most Fowl This month marks our 10-year anniversary as Atlantans. Yet somehow, it was only a few weeks ago that we finally got around to making a pilgrimage to one of the metro area’s iconic landmarks: The Big Chicken.  A Georgia Tech architectural student designed the 56-foot fowl, which first greeted the sunrise… Continue reading The Big Chicken

Delta Flight Museum

Get the Plane Facts about Aviation History at this Atlanta Institution Atlanta’s most famous brand, Coca-Cola, has a splashy downtown museum that averages nearly a million visitors each year. It soaks up so much attention that many people never realize that Atlanta’s second-most-famous brand, Delta, also has a museum. The Delta Flight Museum sits in… Continue reading Delta Flight Museum

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Old Greene County Gaol

Go Directly to ‘Gaol’ There have been two hangings in the Old Greene County Gaol, but just one death. In November of 1873, when the sheriff sent convicted murderer George Copeland crashing through the trap door, the rope broke, and Copeland plunged to the floor. So what did the sheriff do? He hauled the poor… Continue reading Old Greene County Gaol

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Buckhead Cows

Deja Moo Do these cows look familiar? If you’ve been reading this blog for a while now, they should. They’re the spitting image of the Conyers Cow Tower cows. But these cows are in Buckhead—not the Atlanta neighborhood with the fancy restaurants and office buildings that wants to secede from Atlanta, but the little town… Continue reading Buckhead Cows

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Wild Florida

Where the Buffalo (& Lots of Other Animals) Roam You really don’t know just how a big a buffalo is—or how ugly an emu is—until one tries to stick his nose through your car window. We got the chance to get up close and personal with buffalo, emu, and other exotic creatures last year at… Continue reading Wild Florida

Claxton, Georgia

The Fruitcake Capital of the World Welcome to Claxton, Georgia—home to 2,600 people and 4 million pounds of fruitcake. Is it fate or coincidence that The Fruitcake Capital of the World is just 35 minutes from Santa Claus, Georgia? I don’t know. But when I discovered their proximity while researching our trip to Santa Claus… Continue reading Claxton, Georgia

Santa Claus, Georgia

A Holly, Jolly Little Town Last weekend, we went to visit Santa Claus. Not the man. The town. One of them anyway. There are actually three towns in the U.S. named Santa Claus: one in Indiana (that one’s the biggie), one in Arizona (that one’s now uninhabited), and one in our home state of Georgia.… Continue reading Santa Claus, Georgia

Barberville Yard Art Emporium

You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Yard Looking for a giant metal T-Rex for your front yard? Barberville Yard Art Emporium has you covered. Not quite what you had in mind?   How about a bronze cow? An enormous ant? A snarling bear? Perhaps a Bob’s Big Boy? Maybe a VW beetle or an Eiffel Tower?  The… Continue reading Barberville Yard Art Emporium

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SamG Land

Come One, Come All to World Famous SamG Land Often in the last year, we’ve wandered through folk art environments marveling at the artists’ imaginations and wondering what they were thinking when they created this or that piece. When we visited the World Famous SamG Land this fall, we didn’t have to wonder—we could just… Continue reading SamG Land

Fitzgerald, Georgia

Boy, I Say Boy, That Is One Giant Chicken This just in: Y’all Went Where? has solved the riddle of why the chicken crossed the road. More about that in a minute. First we must tell you about Fitzgerald, Georgia, and its still-under-construction giant chicken topiary. It will be 62 feet tall—about 3 feet taller… Continue reading Fitzgerald, Georgia

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