Our local newspaper put our a list of 50 things to do this summer in town and I decided it was time to implement Saturday field trips aka mini staycations. We tend to get caught up in doing chores or just relaxing in the house and I want to get out more. Today we went to the Sweet Auburn Curb Market which is the oldest public market in Atlanta and near the Martin Luther King historic district. The market first opened in 1918. Later in 1924, the building was constructed and still stands in the original location. It was recently renovated and has an interesting mix of small restaurants, meat markets (anyone in the market to order a whole pig?), produce markets, a gift shop, a book store, a coffee shop, and more.
We had lunch at Arepa Mi, a Venezuelan sandwich restaurant. The sandwiches are contained between two corn griddle cakes and, although we both had vegetarian ones, tend towards shredded beef or chicken. My husand's was beans, plantains and cheese while mine was seasonal vegetables.
We sat at a picnic table and started talking with a young woman from San Diego who was in town for a convention. We lived in San Diego at one time and other places in southern California for many years so we had a lot to chat about. She wanted suggestions on where else to explore today and restaurants. We gave her a ride to Centennial Olympic Park as the walk would have been boring and very hot and humid.
All in all a lovely experience and exploration of a new place.