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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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

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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Macon, Georgia

25 Hours in Macon: Burgers, Baseball, Art & Allmans A couple of months ago, we invited our Facebook followers to vote on whether we should head to Columbus or Macon for our next road trip. Columbus eked out the win, but the race was so close we decided Macon also deserved some love.  [1]Georgia has decided… Continue reading Macon, Georgia

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Pasaquan (Buena Vista, GA)

A Self-Taught Artist’s Colorful Compound in Rural Georgia Eddie Owens Martin was many things: a sharecropper’s son, a teenage runaway, a street hustler, bartender, fortuneteller, and drag queen.  He also was a self-taught artist who founded his own religion and built a mind-blowing compound featuring six gorgeous structures and 900 feet of elaborately painted walls. … Continue reading Pasaquan (Buena Vista, GA)

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