It was a Saturday filled with fairly mundane events, but what sets them apart is that we did them all by walking around the neighborhood.
We started off by walking to the Park Market at Centennial Park (every second and fourth Saturday) to get a couple of things. Then we went to Le French Quarter Cafe to get fresh-baked pastries for next morning’s breakfast.
For lunch we went to Dua on Broad Street. I wish I’d taken a photo — it’s such a beautiful sight to see so many Broad restaurants, previously open only for the weekday lunch crowd, open on Saturdays now. Rosa’s, Rueben’s, Dua and a couple more were doing well, with people eating at sidewalk tables.
Next was a trip to Woodruff Park so our kid could play on the ATL playscape. The grass (photo below) has recovered well from the craziness of the Anchorman 2 filming. Bonus: I spotted the first Brown Thrasher I’ve ever seen downtown.
Then we walked to the very busy Curb Market (photo at top) to buy a few things, including some ground Campesino coffee — my favorite brand — sold at the Sweet Auburn Bread Company.
So it was a lazy afternoon of lunch and shopping for me, my wife and our kid. Unremarkable by most standards, but lovely to do without getting in a car and while putting money into neighborhood stores.