So here’s the skinny, my peaches —
I know, I’m definitely a southern girl at heart (born and raised), so my obvious choice for “favorite US state” is the beautiful state of Georgia. If you’ve never been to the peach state – it’s absolutely remarkable.
PINKY’S TOP PICK ATTRACTIONS IN GEORGIA
*Georgia (especially, Atlanta) is the new Hollywood.
*The weather is beautiful.
*It’s full of friendly people too, if you like that sort of thing. This girl DOES.
*It’s even fun to drive in the peach state for so many reasons.
FUN THINGS TO DO
*The World of Coca-Cola
*Centennial Olympic Park
*Atlanta Botanical Garden
*Six Flags Over Georgia
This is a great link of just 30 of the amazing things about Georgia (not your typical tourist spots). http://www.movoto.com/blog/opinions/photos-of-georgia/
THE NEW HOLLYWOOD
Atlanta and surrounding areas all throughout Georgia are catching major attention, in terms of filming locations. Of course, if you watch the Bravo Network – you’re familiar with The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Married to Medicine, both filmed primarily, in Atlanta. But if you don’t, there’s a more comprehensive list here or I’ve made a quick list of some of the shows and movies that were filmed here:
Fried Green Tomatoes, The Hunger Games, Fast and Furious (most recent), The Walking Dead, Driving Miss Daisy, Family Feud (Dad, E, Lyn, if y’all come down here together — we’re ALL signing up for this), Party Down South (season two) and Jack Black has been filming for the new Goosebumps movie just a short drive away from where I live…I could go on and on, but I won’t. This is supposed to be the short list, y’all.
(Most of these I just recently discovered were filmed in Georgia.)
Here are some pictures from a recent trip to Juliette, GA, the primary filming location for “Fried Green Tomatoes” — not far from where I live…
If you like nature, outdoorsy kinds of things or spending time outside — Georgia is the place to be. The weather, in my opinion is warm and pleasant. Georgia has mountainous regions, islands off the southern coast, gorgeous tall trees and pines that stay green all year. There’s so much beauty in Georgia. Honestly, what more could a nature-loving girl (or guy) ask for?
The people are even super nice, to boot. In this girl’s opinion, they’re rated an ‘above average friendliness’ status over the entire US population. People are considerate, down-to-earth and helpful here. For a girl who’s starting over, this is a welcome breath of fresh air, the freshest.
It’s a big state. So that means more driving for this chick.
When I lived Indiana, driving was a less than pleasant experience.
Here, it’s all about the open road, country or highway, both happen to be pretty enjoyable for me.
With the exception of Atlanta where it’s “drive faster or be driven over”, which can be exhilarating, in it’s own way. My original trips to and from Atlanta were still pretty terrifying, at first. Now I’m kind of starting to dig it. 🙂
Overall, I love the state of Georgia. What’s not to love? I mean, where else can you buy…… “Peches”? 😉