The Event of Awesomeness

aka Alex & Jeremy’s wedding/party

Sweets 12 May 2009

Filed under: food,To do in Atlanta — Palila @ 11:40

Looking for some sweet-tooth satisfaction in Decatur? Check out some of the bakeries:


Crafty Decatur 4 May 2009

Filed under: To do in Atlanta — Palila @ 22:31
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Looking to do some crafting while in and around Decatur? Check these places out:


Bowling Decatur 3 May 2009

Filed under: To do in Atlanta — Palila @ 14:40

Bringing the kids or looking for some bowling fun? Suburban Lanes in Decatur is offering 2 free games per day for every kid under 15 through Kids Bowl Free all summer long.


Things to see 31 March 2009

Filed under: To do in Atlanta — Palila @ 23:18

Decatur Metro has an excellent question: What are the best tourist spots in Decatur? I agree with the comments: BSP or Twain’s, the shopping, the cemetary and Eddie’s Attic.


Making plans 1 February 2009

Filed under: Decisions,To do in Atlanta,Wedding Day — Palila @ 22:35

We’re making the overall scheduled event plans for the weekend of the wedding and, if you happen to be in town on Friday night, we’re planning to have a gathering of some sort at the hotel. The details are still in the works, but we wanted to give you a heads up!


How do I get around Decatur/ATL if I didn’t drive? 16 January 2009

Filed under: To do in Atlanta,Travel — Palila @ 18:37

There are many options to get to/around Decatur/Atlanta!

First, you can take Marta from the Airport. It’s $1.75 per trip, and you may need to purchase a $0.50 reusable ticket, but you can reload the ticket as much as you want!

You could also take a taxi, but that comes with the taxi price. Also, during heavy traffic, Marta may actually be faster.



To get to Decatur, take the train north (any of the trains will do, as the airport is the southernmost terminus of the Marta line.) Then, at 5 Points station, the N-S and E-W lines meet. Take an east-bound train to E6, Decatur station.

Decatur Station!

Decatur Station! If you exit on this side, the plaza is directly behind and above you.

Head out of the station (either side) and look around. If you’re by a bus transfer point, head right and go back around the outside of the Marta station. If you’re in a plaza, also head right and back around the ourside of the Marta station. This will bring you to the Decatur square. Turn away from the row of tasty restaurants and toward the old Courthouse, to Ponce de Leon Ave. From there, you should turn left and go to the pedestrian crossing at the T, in front of the statues on benches.

The couple(s) on the bench

The couple(s) on the bench

Cross the street, and there’s the Holiday Inn! Alternatively, you could call the Holiday Inn and have them pick you up from the station.

Should you want to go out for the day, but your destination isn’t easily accessible by Marta or within 5 miles, and you don’t want to rent a car and pay the $7/day parking fee at the hotel, you could rent a Zip Car. There are many stations in Decatur, the closest being right outside the Holiday Inn doors! You can schedule an hourly rental online.

One of the many Zip Car stations in Decatur

One of the many Zip Car stations in Decatur

But remember, no matter which method you choose, you cannot park your wagon or buggy around the square.
No parking


Phone call 13 December 2008

Filed under: Attire,To do in Atlanta — Palila @ 1:06

Wednesday, while listening to a message, I recieved a phone call from a lady at a tux shop. She was just calling to tell me that they were having a sale/promotion on tuxes, so now might be a good time to pick them out. When I told her that the suit-wearers were going to wear their own suits, she thought that was a neat idea and wondered how all the planning was going. I replied, “It’d going more smoothly than I imagined it would.”

Then she asked if I’d gotten my dress yet, and I was happy to tell her that the message I was just listening to was the bridal shop telling me that my dress had arrived.