Originally we had tickets to fly into Atlanta a few hours before our late Sunday evening flight to Santiago, but about three months out Southwest cancelled that flight and moved us to a 6:50am flight instead… No thanks! Instead, we moved to a direct flight on Saturday night, giving us a full Sunday to explore Atlanta. This also meant we were able to hang out with our friend Chenoo who we had missed during our weekend trip over Easter earlier this year.
A Lyft ride got us to Ponce City Market around 11a, just in time for brunch. We wandered around checking out the food court options, then choosing Hop’s Chicken. I ordered the tenders and biscuits and Leandra had a mini biscuit sandwich – both were great.
Next, we walked part of the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail, checking out some of the murals and the nice autumn views across Piedmont Park.
Chenoo mentioned the ‘murder’ Kroger near the market had a wine window and, of course, we were intrigued. Reasonably priced wines by the glass, sunshine, and people watching = the best way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
After we said our goodbyes, we grabbed two cheese bagels from the deli and walked up to Orpheus Brewery. This brewery makes a large variety of sours and stouts, so it was the perfect option for us. I had the Cherished Visits of Our Dead and Leandra had small pours of the Ferryman Reserve and Room a Thousand Years Wide.
After sunset the temperatures cooled, so we caught an Lyft back to the hotel, collected our bags and used the free hotel shuttle to return to the airport to continue our journey to Chile.