Posted by: Bethany Davis | November 21, 2009

Marietta Square morning date

I had been waiting for Brian and I to have the same weekday morning off. Finally, it came on Veteran’s Day. I did some research on all the free museums and historical locations within walking distance of our apartment complex. Turns out, there are plenty of places — more than we could fit into one day!

We started our morning at the Australian Bakery. The owner, truly an Aussie, served us some hot coffee, a breakfast meat pie, and some biscuits and gravy (do they really have that in Australia?).

Now, onto the National Cemetery where almost 10,00 10,000 Union solidiers are buried after Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign. It was also the proposed location of the capital of the Confederate States of America. I brought along some historical information and we walked through the gravestones and monuments.



Next stop, the Cobb County Central Library. I gave Brian and assignment: choose 1 video/vhs and 1 coffee table book. We left with Muppet Treasure Island and a Taschen book on Indian homes. (And Muppet Treasure Island is amazing, by the way!)


A trip to the Square wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Eddie’s Trick Shop. Coming back through the square, we saw the crowd gathered for the Veteran’s Day parade. Thank you, Veterans!



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