We spent most of the morning trying to fix the toilet in the Airbnb. One of they guys had clogged the thing the previous morning and we had tried everything short of calling a plumber to fix it. 24 hours later and the damn thing still wouldn’t flush. We decided we would rather leave it than make it worse and ended up just texting the host an apology/warning.

We purposely didn’t make any plans for day 3. We reserved the day for exploring. We killed time at a local coffee shop and then walked through a few neighborhoods, sidewalks paved with hexagonal stones. Atlanta is beautiful, the surrounding neighborhoods are dripping with character. We made our way to Hattie B’s for lunch.

 

Hattie B’s Hot Chicken

 

Lunch was on another level. We had a slow morning checking out of the room, and only coffee for breakfast. After walking a couple of miles through Little Five Points we had worked up an appetite. Hattie B’s started in Nashville, Tennessee in 2012 and has since expanded to Atlanta, Vegas, and Alabama.

We ordered way too much food…..and ate all of it. The chicken was fantastic. We tried it on the bone and in sandwiches. Now, I’m a bit of a heatseeker so I ordered the ‘hot’ and it lived up to the name. I think anything hotter would be a stunt order so be cautious. Having said that, this was my favorite piece of fried chicken I have ever eaten.

We also tried the fries, mac n’ cheese, collard greens, and peach cobbler. The fries and mac n’ cheese were my favorite.

Thrift Stores and Record Shops

 

Full of chicken and carbs we decided to keep walking. We found ourselves exploring an area full of thrift stores and record shops. Thrifting isn’t really my thing, so when we found Junkman’s Daughter I was stoked. Junkman’s Daughter is an alternative art and oddities store the size of a small Walmart. If you like to “Keep Austin Weird” then you will love Junkman’s Daughter. If you’re looking for something tchotchkes to bring home this is the cool place to get “edgy” gifts for your friends. And on a side note, we heard this was the place to shop for Halloween.

We also stumbled upon Wax n’ Facts, my favorite of the two record stores we found on this trip. Wax n’ Facts wanted you to explore the bins, to flip through the sticker book, they had everything you would need to repair or maintain your record player. The people working in the store were knowledgeable and struck up conversations with each of us. They really lived up to the store name. If you’re looking for a good spot to grow your collection check out Wax n’ Facts for sure.

We spent the rest of the afternoon at a kitschy New Orleans themed bar drinking and killing time before our flight, then called an Uber to take us to the airport. I hope we inspired you to take your own trip soon! Happy travels everyone.

-Brian

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