Winter Wonderland Atlanta Style!

Here in Atlanta we enjoy a very mild winter. So when the snow does fall two reactions prevail over all else. First I’m afraid to admit is a slight panic. This is short lived of course! It lasts for about 4 hours, or long enough for Atlantans to stock up on milk, bread, water, and fire wood, and then drive home to barricade themselves in for the remainder of the storm. Once we Atlantans are safely tucked into our home we are consumed with the utter joy that the snow brings. Snowball fights and snow men galore fill the neighborhoods. Hot chocolate and cider is being consumed by the gallons and the child in every Atlantan is out for all to see.

This Valentine’s Day however there was one difference. This weekend I am proud to say that Atlantans overcame the panic. We calmly and rationally made it safely to our homes. The DOT was out in full force and come Saturday afternoon our roads were clean and there were only minor bumps to report. For a city that gets less than one inch of snow in a given year I personally was very impressed at how we handled the 4 inches we had. I think we should all congratulate our public officials for keeping everyone safe on this during the holiday storm.

Atlantans were out enjoying Valentine’s Day with their loved ones. Restaurants were full of candlelight and love. Romance was in the air and the beautiful snow only complimented the scene. The High Museum of Art had a great turn out of couples Saturday night, as did the Bitter Ball for all the singles. While turn out for both was a tad lighter than expected the there was no love lost. Snuggled away safe at home is a lovely place to be. And since General Beauregard Lee did not see his shadow this year, we are all hoping that the prediction comes true and we get the early spring he promised.

This week coming up in Atlanta is a busy one with the 2010 Wood Solution Fair in town the Inn at the Peachtrees would like to welcome the world renowned engineers, architects, developers, builders, and contractors that will be gathering in Atlanta. We hope that you do get to partake in some more of what Atlanta has to offer during your stay, such as our Fat Tuesday celebrations, and the Big Read kick off at the Margaret Mitchell House. And for anyone that hasn’t yet, it is the final week of the High’s Da Vinci exhibit and it’s not one to miss! Happy exploring!

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Published in: on February 15, 2010 at 5:07 pm  Leave a Comment  

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