21 November 2009

SXSW Tour 2009: Day 2

Today has been a great day, but also very long. We have just about reached our hotel for the night and I must say I am ready to get out of the car. Meanwhile here are observations from the road:

There's a whole lotta nothing much of Alabama and Mississippi -- at least in terms of what can be observed from the road.

Atlanta looks like a great city. We spent about an hour at the Underground and then drove around. I would love to go back and see more.

LaZboy furniture is much more popular than I realized. There has probably been one store for every 2 Wal-marts.

There was a big Clemson football game today. Fans go all out decorating their cars. It's amazing!

People in the south are so friendly. It is so unusual coming from the Northeast where everyone is in too much of a rush to be that friendly.

Mullets are still alive and well as a popular style in some places.

And while we spent much of today's ride listening to an audio book, Zoe spent her time with the portable DVD player looking like this;

And after spending the night in Jackson, MS tonight, tomorrow we make it to Dallas!

- Posted from the road


karenzsmith said...

Yeah! You made it to Jackson. I was worried when I didn't see your blog post last night before I went to bed at midnight. Can't wait until you get here!

Emily Barton said...

Atlanta is definitely an awesome city, especially in mid-March when we're still all freezing to death in the Northeast, and their dogwoods are in full, beautiful blossom. However, no snow in winter makes it, for me, a nice place to visit but not to live. Perhaps it's a city that should be on a list of our "Must Go Girls' Weekends."