Friday, October 12, 2012

Take a Biplane Ride over Downtown: Saturday, October 12, 2012

Here's what you do Saturday, October 13, 2012

Groupon has a deal going for a downtown Atlanta Biplane ride.  Fun!!
Ok.  Time to dust off that bucket list and scratch off an item.  Groupon has a biplane ride over downtown Atlanta deal going at the moment.   $87 per person.  Ride around downtown, or over Stone Mountain.  Your choice.  The rides are usually at sunset. What a great way to see Atlanta!

Hurry, though.  As of publishing you only have about 5 days left to get the deal.  You actually have a year to redeem.  If you want to go Saturday, make your reservations early.

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Here's what you do Saturday

First:  How about some good coffee and pastry for breakfast?   Empire State South never disappoints.  Take a seat at one of the tables outside.  Have the daily quiche, and a cup of coffee.  So good.  $6 per person.

Breakfast is served Monday to Friday, 7AM to 10:00AM.

Second:  Atlanta is often called a city of neighborhoods.  Oakhurst is one of the best.  They're having their 15th annual Oakhurst Arts & Music Festival on Saturday.  Go check it out.  They'll have:

  • The 5K Arts Run/Walk
  • Local artists, 10 am- 7pm
  • Live musical performances, ongoing with a special concert at 5 pm
  • Community area, featuring Decatur-based nonprofit groups, 10 am- 7 pm
  • Free activity area for children, 10 am- 4pm
  • Good ol’ fashioned parade, 2 pm
  • Food and beverages at Oakhurst’s many restaurants

It's goin' down at Harmony Park starting at 10.

Hang out at the Oakhurst Arts and Music Festival on Saturday.  Check out the parade...

Third:  Nap time.  Rest up for your biplane ride.

Fourth:  Time for the biplane ride.  It's the best 20 minutes you'll have all month!  $87 per person.

Finally:  Go celebrate your triumphant flight in style.  Try out Restaurant Eugene for a late dinner around 9.  Eugene is consistently celebrated as one of the best places in town.  With James Beard-award winner Chef Linton Hopkins at the helm, it's no surprise.  The chef's tasting is usually a fantastic bet.  Seven delightful courses of inventiveness.  It's a blast.  Now, it's pretty pricey.  So be prepared.  But, it's a great way to end your bucket list day.  $120 per person, with tip and wine.  Don't forget to make a rez.

Book Keeping

For two people:

  • Breakfast: $12
  • OAMF: $10 for food.
  • Nap:  $Free
  • Biplane: $180
  • Eugene: $240 
Total: $442

Day Map:

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Today's full day plan can take up to about 35 miles of driving, if your home base is midtown Atlanta.   In fact, it's a rare one where you could probably get around with taxi alone for not much dough!  The 35 miles  equates to about 24 pounds of carbon dioxide, or the carbon sequestered by about 5 sq feet of forest.  Calculations are based on the U.S. EPA's green house gas equivalencies calculator.  

35 miles of driving
24 pounds of carbon dioxide
5 square feet of forest would be required to sequester this carbon.

Wonder why a gallon of gas (about 6 pounds) generates 20 pounds of green house gas?  Check out this article at

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