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In Between the Diving - Atlanta, and Annapolis

A Trip, A Purchase and Two Weddings


View 1998 Belize, Tikal, Atlanta, and Cozumel & Bermuda on greatgrandmaR's travel map.

In May 1998, we bought a CSY like the one that we chartered in the Virgin Islands in 1997.
Hauled for the survey

Hauled for the survey


Incorrigible

Incorrigible


The boat we bought was named Incorrigible.
Storage behind the seat in 1998

Storage behind the seat in 1998

Cockpit locker which has a pass-through to the galley.  There is a drink caddy which holds glasses - Glasses can be filled in the galley and pulled up into the cockpit in the caddy

Cockpit locker which has a pass-through to the galley. There is a drink caddy which holds glasses - Glasses can be filled in the galley and pulled up into the cockpit in the caddy


We sailed her down to St. Mary's County
Sailing - from a dinghy in 2001

Sailing - from a dinghy in 2001


and went into Blackstone Marina
From the dock at Blackstone marina

From the dock at Blackstone marina


on Cuckold Creek.
At the dock on Cuckold Creek

At the dock on Cuckold Creek

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At the beginning of June of 1998, The Industrial Hygiene Convention was in Atlanta. To save money, they flew us down on Delta the Friday before the convention started on Monday so that we would have a Saturday night stay. I didn't want to stay by myself in Atlanta for the weekend, so I got a ticket on AA from Atlanta to Miami on Friday afternoon, flying back on Sunday. A nested reservation which was technically illegal as I was not in Atlanta over Saturday night. But what Delta didn't know wouldn't hurt them.

Bob was supposed to come down directly from Baltimore, but he decided he didn't want to come. Fortunately, this was at the beginning of the time that you could do digital tickets, because when I got to the AA counter, I found that I had the wrong paper ticket. But they had me in the system, so they let me on the plane without it.

In Miami, my daughter B was having a party - a joint birthday party for her son D and a graduation from law school party for her husband. It was an all day party, and we had a really good time
Picture from the hotel

Picture from the hotel


I found my reservation card from the convention I attended in 1998. It was the Radisson Hotel Atlanta and my room rate was $99.00. We were bused to the convention center from the hotel. The cabin and farm of the earliest known settler of Atlanta, Hardy Ivy, was situated where the hotel now stands.

Built in the 1960s as Atlanta's first large convention hotel, the facility is at the intersection of International Boulevard and Courtland Street in the heart of Downtown.With 747 rooms on 12 floors, it is Atlanta's fifth largest and can easily accommodate convention groups of various sizes. Because I didn't arrive with the rest of the group on Friday, I had to come from Hartsfield airport on the metro rail and I found it difficult to figure out how to get to where the hotel was from the rail stop.
Photo from the rail

Photo from the rail


When staying at a convention hotel, I do not get to have a car unless I rent one on my own nickel. But I was walking through the hotel parking lot and saw this sign - I thought it was funny and took a picture.

Sign in parking lot

Sign in parking lot

PARK AT
YOUR OWN RISK

BIRDS ROOSTING
In/The TREES ARE NOT
TOILET TRAINED

The convention was at what I think is the Georgia World Congress Center. They were building more of this at the time we were there. The whole front was a construction site.
Construction site

Construction site

2489504-Construction_Site_Atlanta.jpgConstruction site

Construction site


Opposite the convention center

Opposite the convention center


Sculpture? - Atlanta

Sculpture? - Atlanta


2737466-Atlanta_Georgia.jpgCapitol?

Capitol?

Subway entrance?

Subway entrance?

Entrance to the Underground

Entrance to the Underground


There's a whole underground shopping center in Atlanta.
The website says: "Welcome to History Underground Atlanta
"Underground Atlanta is a great place to begin if you want to experience Downtown Atlanta’s attractions and events. Located in the heart of the city, Underground offers a wide variety of shops, restaurants and activities for everyone to enjoy. We have recently opened several new stores and eateries with great success and are always adding more! Don’t forget about our vendors that line the cobblestone streets with face painting, magic tricks, fortune telling, toys, food, accessories, and much more. To find out more about the ongoing events and entertainment at Underground, check out our events calendar or contact us by e-mail. We are happy to answer questions and to help make your visit to Underground Atlanta a pleasant one. Kids will love the fun activities and you'll love the convenient parking, unique shops and restaurants that make Underground the best place to connect to Atlanta"

I did shop some and bought something with an iris on it as a gift for my mom, but I was uncomfortable there as it didn't feel quite safe, and I was glad it was during the day.
Coke is King (Coke Museum at Underground)

Coke is King (Coke Museum at Underground)

I liked seeing the sites of the 1996 Olympics
784710-Centennial_Olympic_Park_Atlanta.jpgCentennial Park fountains

Centennial Park fountains

Centennial Olympic Park

Centennial Olympic Park

I'd never been to a Hard Rock, and there was one close to my hotel, so I went with my son - I thought he would like it as he's a rock and roll kind of guy. My son (who was a long haul trucker) parked his truck in the suburbs. He had attempted to walk in from the outskirts of town, so he was VERY late.
My son the trucker at the Atlanta Hard Rock

My son the trucker at the Atlanta Hard Rock


I would describe this place as Applebees with a classic rock decor. Fairly ordinary food, but reasonable.

Fisherman's Cove: 201 Courtland: A Classic Food Emporium (The restaurant has since changed its name)
Restaurant awning

Restaurant awning


This was another restaurant near the convention hotel. A friend walked up there with me and we ate together. There were some homeless folks (or it looked like that) on the street, and he didn't think I should walk alone.

Steak and Ale was another place within walking distance of the hotel. I think I remember coming here and having a good meal. Their website has no prices on it though and I no longer have or can't find the receipts right at the moment.
One building reflected in another

One building reflected in another

A friend took me on a tour of Buckhead, and to eat at Varsity.
The Varsity from the parking lot

The Varsity from the parking lot


My friend who took me to the Varsity

My friend who took me to the Varsity


The restaurant has been here since the late 20s and it is a drive-in but it also has counter service inside. It's very tied in to the local education institutions and the local sports teams. It's a BIG place, but the A/C wasn't on and it was a hot day.

The wait staff has a kind of cant that they speak and they have a special lingo/slang that they use (you can look on their website to see what it is).
After you order, you find a table to sit. They have hot dogs, chili dogs, hamburger, and steak sandwiches, but they also have egg salad and tuna salad. I think I may have either had a hot dog or egg salad.

Traffic driving back from the Varsity
56327284784683-Traffic_going..ur_Atlanta.jpgDriving into the city- not rush hour

Driving into the city- not rush hour

At the end of the convention
Riding up the escalator on the last day

Riding up the escalator on the last day


we went to the airport to fly back to Baltimore. But the plane was overbooked and they offered a free round trip flight to anywhere that Delta flew to if we would take the bump and would take the next flight. So I took the bump, but the next flight that they put me on went to DCA instead of BWI.
Airport

Airport


They paid for a van to take me back to BWI. It took quite a while because we had people to drop off at Gallaudet University, there was a parade in D.C. and also there was a big traffic accident that tied up traffic.

On the 15th of August, my niece was married at her parents summer place near Annapolis. They had a BBQ the preceding day.
Pre-wedding BBQ - Bob and grandchildren and nieces

Pre-wedding BBQ - Bob and grandchildren and nieces

Daughter-in-law and granddaughter

Daughter-in-law and granddaughter


My son was only able to be there for the BBQ, but we took him down to the boat
Son and grandson preparing to get aboard

Son and grandson preparing to get aboard

Cockpit

Cockpit

Cockpit table

Cockpit table


so that his little daughter could christen the boat with her new name. (The christening should be done by a virgin)

The wedding was the next day
Groom signing the Ketubah

Groom signing the Ketubah

Niece's wedding

Niece's wedding

Grandmother  and granddaughter

Grandmother and granddaughter

Reception

Reception

Bob's niece was married in a small ceremony in Key West in 1998. She had a reception at her in-laws home in October.
Niece at the wedding reception

Niece at the wedding reception


After the reception our family all went to the Oyster Festival
Two daughters and grandson at the Oyster Festival

Two daughters and grandson at the Oyster Festival


and my daughter B and her husband helped haul Bob up the mast of the boat to do some repairs at the mast head. I had tried to do it previously, and I got him stuck up there by crossing the lines on the winch. Another sailor had to get him down - if he hadn't been able to do that, he would be up there still.
RosalieAnn at the dock

RosalieAnn at the dock

Renamed RosalieAnn

Renamed RosalieAnn

From the dinghy

From the dinghy

We didn't haul the boat - the marina didn't have a big enough travel-lift. So it was good that it was a fairly open winter (no ice)
Light snow on the dock

Light snow on the dock

Tarp over the boom for winter

Tarp over the boom for winter

Cuckold Creek

Cuckold Creek


And then in December, we went to Cozumel

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