Great Internet connection at a hotel that really tries to please you so you'll gamble your money away.
This hotel and casino are owned by the Creek native-Americans.
They get a large percentage of the gambling and hotel revenues. Instead of calling it gambling, they refer to it as "gaming."
One of the signs I saw from the the bus said Tuskegee. I asked our guide Doug to discourse a bit on the
various info about Tuskegee.
He mentioned the Airmen and also the dreadful Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment by the US government.
When we first got on the bus Doug correctly chided the group about their complaints about our bus. It's not as roomy as the newer bus and people were still complaining about it.
He advised us not to complain. People in the back of the bus applauded. I did so in my head.
We also saw a sign for Warm Springs, GA. Doug told us this is where Franklin Roosevelt died at age 63. He was on a brief vacation, went to sleep and never woke up. His house is now a historic site.
I believe this is Joe - of Joe and Edwina. We sat next to them at dinner tonite and I mentioned what a b'ful name Edwina is.
I haven't listened to music since I got on the bus last Friday, so I'm listening to Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos on YouTube.
On the bus, Doug always puts in a couple movies for us. Today we watched the Norwegian Thor Heyerdahl's 1947 voyage on the raft the Kontiki, proving that 5,000 yrs ago men sailed from Polynesia to Peru.
I had to crane my neck to see the screen and was also reading the exciting Executive Privilege. My seatmate kept commenting out loud what she thot was gonna happen. Remember, I'm getting a divorce from her in Vegas.
Today we actually DID something. Please, Doug, I'm not complaining. We had to work really hard - drive hundreds of miles - before we saw anything noteworthy.
Terri, a knowledgeable escort who carried a Red Parasol, gave us a fabulous guided tour of the MLK Historic site.
This mural was installed a couple of years ago. It's the journey of MLK - a portrait of his family - and many famous Civil Rights events, such as a pic of Rosa Parks.
Turns out both Martin and Coretta King are both buried here.
NYC. She referred to the Civil War as that nasty disagreement and other euphemisms. Talked about General Sherman's response many years after he burned Atlanta. He said he had to, but that the things that made Atlanta great would prevail and it would become great again.
It certainly is today. You pass a population sign on the highway and every few minutes it gets larger. At 6 million people, it's the ninth largest in the country.
Make a LEFT into the museum, which is quite good.....
Most of Alabama is on Central Time.
See Scott! I do think of you when I'm gone. Sorry I didn't call tonite. Did you watch Masterpiece Mystery?
Terri mentioned the great passion for sports in the South, which was evident the further south we got. Whenever we stopped at a rest stop, people were discussing games that were on over the weekend.
Where do the riches come from? Atlanta is headquarters to Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, WebMD (I saw the sign from the bus), Home Despot and many other Fortune 500 companies.
Absolutely. Riding on the bus doing absolutely nothing you work up a huge appetite.
I sat with Donna and had a Burrito Supreme. Taco Bell went outa biz at the Willow Grove mall. I always loved their food.
and a Peanut Butter Tart was was so rich and delicious I could not finish it.
Donna knew how to gamble. I do not. She was gonna help me, but I didn't bring my ID down from my room and we were too exhausted to go running around.
I was not too tired to exercise though.