Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Uptown

My belief that there is always something to do if you look hard enough has been renewed! Today I went the opposite direction from yesterday and I ran into Uptown, the old historic section of Columbus. Here I found shops, restaurants, a microbrew, and a bicycle shop that rents bikes. I ate lunch at the microbrew and had a sampler of their beer. Not bad for being so far from Beervana, and I intend to go back for a full pint of the IPA.

Then I rented a bike and proceeded to ride for an hour in one direction of the Riverwalk that runs along the Chatahoochee (sp?) river. Its a very nice walk way they have here and I did a little over 6 miles before turning around and coming back. The bike was not the best for longer distance riding, but it did the job. My butt will determine if I do it again, but I'm pretty sure that at $10 a day I'll be back for more.

I had to be back by 2:00 so that I could walk back to the hotel to catch the shuttle to Wal-Mart and find the cable I needed to transfer all the pictures over. I have done this now, so if you want to go back to older posts I have them all available as embedded slideshows. There is one post from September that you'd have to back another page to see.

Now that I've taken care of this business I'll be heading out to find some dinner. It's nice to have some choices again!

Oh, one thing I keep forgetting to mention is the bird song I keep hearing! Everywhere you go you hear birds singing, not like in Portland where if you are lucky you hear the squawk of a blue jay, but the real thing...like in the movies. ;-)

Anyway, it's really nice.



4 comments:

Andy said...

I seriously don't know how you're going to survive in Kuwait without Beer :)

brian said...

....maybe you could become some type of beer missionary....bringing the goodness of beer to savage nations....

brian said...

...BTW.....why do you need body armor? Do you get a gun too?....cause if you do...that would be sweet...gun totin' network admin....with armor..

JC said...

Not sure why I need the body armour...probably just standard issue. It would be more critical were I going to Iraq, as many of the others are doing.