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Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County.

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I’m Back

I have never figured out how to use my phone messaging system to say I am out of the office, and I have never figured out how to do those automated e-mails that say “I am gone until this date.”

Sorry I have been MIA, but I needed a break.

I went on my first vacation in two years and it was all too short. I drove 1,200 miles in two days and went to Atlanta. I saw a Braves game for the first time, making Turner Field my 10th MLB stadium. I am a Braves fan. The game lasted more than four hours and the Braves blew a 4-1 lead in the 9th after Billy Wagner blew the save. It hurt, but the game was fun to watch. I had great seats.

Atlanta is an interesting city. It has more than 10 “mini cities” instead of a place like Chicago that is split into four city quads or San Fran, which is just one vast city. In Atlanta, they have these mini communities with each having its own characteristics. I stayed at a cool, hip place called Highland Inn. I recommend it over any chain hotel.

As you can see, I had great seats:

I also visited a cool record store called Criminal Records. Getting records has become an obsession for me. I spent hours last night listening to some great ones, including an old Ray Charles record I found for $3.


  • havingfun

    Hotlanta is a great place to visit! Lots to see and do, but HOT in the summers! :) Glad you had a nice time.

  • bhaas

    Welcome back, Dan.

    Glad to hear you had a wonderful time. You deserved a break.

  • Sam

    Welcome Back. I would have highly recommended “6 Feet Under” a cool seafood resturaunt next to a historic cemetary in Atlanta, I am there a few times a year and can’t miss a trip there when in town.
    Oh that lead they blew,… thats called “choking”. Maybe if they had pinstripes they would have won. LOL

  • LarryG

    Welcome Back to HOT BURG from HOTLANTA!

  • SteveThomas

    Last time I went to Atlanta was when my beloved Hoyas made the Final 4 in 2007. Despite their loss against Ohio State and Greg Oden I was impressed with the new Braves Stadium, even if they did beat my Nats.

  • Martin (Marty) Work

    Don’t mind us. We’re just thankful you made it back and on top of enjoying yourself…after 2 years. We’ve left you with just a little homework to look over and are anxious to hear what you think about the other shoe falling most recently in our laps and not a single word back from our elected officials to date. Welcome back

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