Two Quiet Weeks in Georgia

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My blog has been pretty quiet lately, and that’s because I’ve been down in Georgia visiting family.  It’s nice and quiet there, so quiet in fact that the advertisements in the newspaper are sometimes thicker than the newspaper itself.  So… that doesn’t leave much to talk about.  The paper even covered the disappearance of a Ronald McDonald statue, though that is kinda funny.  Somewhere in Columbus, Ronald McDonald is always sitting on a couch, ready to hang out with the person that stole him from a McDonald’s bench.

That’s not to say nothing interesting happened though.  Well, interesting to me at least!

Super WalMart is huge!

We did a lot of shopping!  We did so much shopping, in fact, that I had to pack a box to mail back to NYC.  Thankfully, the shipping cost was less than the checked baggage fee on Delta and it showed up the day after I got back to NY, spending only two days in transit.

Dunkin Donuts ground coffee.

We also did a lot of grocery shopping for big family dinners.  While browsing the shelves I kept finding new stuff that I hadn’t seen before, like Dunkin Donuts having their own line of ground coffee.  I also got excited about stuff I hadn’t eaten since before I left the US, like Toaster Strudels and Fudge Shoppe cookies.

Kadie the cow in Columbus, Georgia.

I finally got a picture with Kadie the cow.  This giant cow used to sit in front of the Kinnett Dairy plant, which has since gone out of business and been replaced by a Best Buy.  The original plan was to remove the cow, but it had been there for so long that the plan caused an uproar in the town and it was allowed to remain standing.  There used to be a baby cow next to it, which is why there are those extra blocks stuck in the ground.  The baby cow was stolen, returned, and is now supposedly in storage somewhere.

Old toys from when I was a kid.

I saw this red box and the wooden toys that were inside it for the first time in years.  That red box is at least 21 years old.  I thought it had been thrown out a long time ago.  The wooden blocks have marbles inside and you have to twist and turn them to get them to come out.

This yard needed some serious work!

I did a lot of yard work.  Raking up these leaves took about 6 hours over the course of two days.  It was hard work, but in a way it was also relaxing.

A real cat named Garfield.

I met a cat named Garfield that thought the perfect place to sleep at night was right on top of my chest, and would purr until I fell asleep.

I had a good time doing a whole lot of nothing on this trip, aside from the shopping I mentioned.  It was all about hanging out with family and relaxing before coming back to NYC to get back to work.  Now that I am back in NY, I have a bunch of errands to take care of and then it’s time to start a new job.

It’s also time to start really blogging about NY!  So, look for that in upcoming posts.

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Troy

Small town America? Seems cool! LOL Garfield the cat! Seems like a nice relaxing trip!

Brad F.

Well, sort of small town. I suppose it depends on your perspective. The town, including the suburbs, has about 292k people living in it. It does seem small compared to most places I've been though.

It's definitely relaxing though! And it was weird to find a real cat named Garfield.

Brad F.

Ya, he definitely is! He loves to be petted. He's only annoying when he's trying to convince people to let him go out to the back yard.

rinaz

Garfield is adorable!

Brad F.

Oh, yes. I totally understand what you mean. Having all that open space to roam and browse in, with no one pushing you towards a sale, no one jostling you to grab something off the shelf… It was wonderful! And the variety!!!! My mother has 6 salad dressings in her fridge. I'd forgotten the joy of having a proper amount of choices.

Brad F.

I'm afraid Ronald is lost to us. That was a story related to me by my aunt. It happened last year some time. Well, as long as he's bringing a smile to someone's face, right? Ha ha ha!

Rowena

That top image was all I needed to see to feel all warm and cozy inside. How I miss those huge shopping aisles where you can ogle a variety of one item all to your lonesome!

Zarnyx

Ronald McDonald went the way of the Baby Cow. Hopefully RMcD will too have a happy ending minus the storage bit.

Brad F.

Ya. That's the Garfield that was sick. He managed to recover after about 4 days and was up to his old tricks again. I'm glad he recovered. He's a sweet cat.

Dashaman

is he the sick garfield, doing good already?

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