I've been to Atlanta a couple of times. In 1986, I was here for two weeks on business. In 2010, I attended the Python Conference. Alison and I have also been in Savanna on vacation.
We had a couple of things we wanted to see in Atlanta. The National Park Service have a major project to restore the area in which Martin Luther King was born and spent much of his life. Next year will mark the 50th Anniversary of the murder of MLK. For sure, steady progress has been made in Civil Rights since his death. The collosal progress that occured in the 50s and 60s and been followed by less dramatic changes. His "I have a dream" speech has not been fulfilled, however I believe we are moving steadily to make that a reality.
President Jimmy Carter's Presidential Library is in Atlanta. He come from Plains, Georgia which is a farming community in the south west of the State. The library is beautiful. The gardens are the best of all the Presidential Libraries. The content of the Library is interesting. For sure, if Carter had been President in 2002, we could not have gone to war in Afghanistan and Iraq.
We had a walk in the downtown area and I showed Alison the venue for the Python Conference. We visited the Centenial Olympic Park. Which was built as a meeting venue for the Games in 1996.
So, we arrive at the end of our road trip. We fly to Houston, TX to visit Irene and Robert and to attend Sydney's 3rd birthday. The United States of America is an amazing country. Trump's "Make America Great Again" agenda is bullshit. America is a great country. Everything works in America. The roads, airports, hotels, National Parks. Everything's in good shape. Sure, America faces challenges with health-care, income-inequality, gun-control and education. America will face and deal with these matters.