Five hours in airports with one layover in Charlotte, and an hour drive to a rural Georgia motel later I was in Dogwood City.
Dogwood City, City in the Forest, HOT-Lanta, all nicknames for Atlanta, Georgia. I spent the remainder of the night after arriving catching up with old friends who all made the similar trip from various parts of New York state to watch a buddy get married.
When the sun rose in Atlanta the next day, half of us went to help with last minute wedding preparations and the other half had the day to ourselves. We had time to kill until everyone returned, so we did the best way we knew how. By visiting the local department store and buying some necessities.
Our exploration of the area was cut short once we had our fill of the humid thick Georgia heat and opted to take the remainder of the hours off and jump into the chlorinated bath at the motel. The water burned my eyes but it did do its job to break the heats grip on my skin.
Fast forward to the next day and it was time to get ready for the reason we all left our city in the New York. It was time to watch a friend get married in the Peach State, and experience my very first wedding in the state of Georgia. Luckily the ceremony was on the shorter side, and allowed me to capture some nice scenes with the southern sun setting back behind the hills that made up the farm.
After the wedding, we packed our things the following morning and all made our trip to Atlanta. Nothing ends a trip to Dogtown City, Georgia like visiting the marine life of the Georgia Aquarium.
Aquariums hold a special place in my heart, with my younger self having a strong curiosity of the oceans ecosystem. With that, I say so long, HOT-Lanta, Dogtown City, Atlanta. Duces.