I will be in Atlanta for the next two days to train on LaMarzoccos and Frankes. I have come down in a rental car from North Carolina with my co-worker, John, and we had a filling dinner at a restaurant called The Vortex. My chili dog was the biggest wiener I have ever seen.
Tomorrow we take our first class with the knowledgeable folks from ESI, who have been kind enough to travel here to the East coast, despite the ongoing East vs. West rivalry.
On our drive down, while passing through South Carolina, it became clear that the further South you go, the more stuff people are willing to store in the front yard and out of doors. These miscellaneous items include but are not limited too: old cars, old tractors, various and sundry bits of farm equipment, sheet metal, scrap metal, metal shavings, rusty metal, furniture, clothing, piles of shoes, bare peach trees (alive or dead, I cannot say). They also seem to take great pride in their agricultural produce.
Tomorrow I’ll be visiting a cafe in town as well as a secret host in an undisclosed location. Pictures to follow.