|Ready to go for the greenest motorized tour in Atlanta.|
The relatively new company offers Segway tours but we piled into their five-passenger-plus driver/guide electric cars for a 90-minute tour of downtown, during which we saw and learned that
• Thrasher, Marthasville and Lumpkinsville were among Atlanta's several previous names.
• Sweet Auburn Avenue was where the affluent African American community gathered including John Wesley Dodd, who began as a postal clerk, rose to wealth and was the late Mayor Maynard Jackson's grandfather and Martin Luther King Jr.'s mentor. Aretha Franklin debuted here the Top Hat, now known as the Royal Peacock. The Sweet Auburn Bread Company makes the best sweet potato cheesecake in town.
|King Center. Photo © by Judy Wells.|
|The Kings lived here. Photo © by Judy Wells.|
|Don't resist the Cremolattas. Photo © by Judy Wells.|
|Now anyone can stay in Inman. Photo © by Judy Wells.|
The last week of April, the Inman Park Festival attracts all of those ordinary people to tour a dozen or so of the houses, for a fee.
• Cabbage Town and the Edgewood neighborhood are fast becoming an entertainment and foodie hot spot.
• Oakland Cemetery, opened 1850, is a fascinating area to wander. Here you will find the final remains of Margaret Mitchell, Bobby Jones and Maynard Jackson. Every summer there is the Tunes from the Tombs music festival.
|Bring your appetite to Municipal Market. Photo © by Judy Wells.|
• SoNo, South of North Avenue, is where you'll find Emory University as well as Gladys Knight and Ron's Chicken and Waffles Restaurant.
|Margaret Mitchell lived here. Photo © by Judy Wells.|
|Skyview Atlanta. Photo © by Judy Wells.|