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Atlanta, Georgia

Nice hotel, great company and shopping, food, drink and a bloody rash.

sunny 28 °C

After a big night in Kansas City with my brother we headed to Atlanta Georgia. Caught the Marta (train) up to Buckhead in north Atlanta. First night we stayed in a cheap Red Roof Inn. It served our purposes, we went for a walk, ate some sandwiches and had a night off the drink (much needed). However, that earlier mentioned poison ivy tour led by Sharon and Jodie back up at Thickett Cove in Des Moines seems to have led to problems for me.

I was now rapidly developing significant rash-idge. Both sides of my neck, torso, legs and quite a few other places were subsiding to a angry red, itchy rash like nothing I've ever had. Next day I woke up it was worse. We caught a cab to our new hotel, the JW Marriott. I sought medical help. The concierge at this quality hotel helped greatly. Calling clinics and eventually chaffuering me to a doctor, where I had to pay $150US for a visit. I was diagnosed, with a rash, and prescribed steriods.

A spate of shopping at Lennox Square mall with Sharon and a significant effort not to tear at my ugly skin helped me calm down. Looking at the price tags in Prada and Burberry shocked me enough to forget about the rash for a few moments. Next day we hit the hotel's gym and waited for my mate Richard and his wife Alicia to arrive from Huntsville, Alabama.

We spent the day and night with them, having a great time, doing lunch and dinner, lots of drinks, some shopping and plenty of laughs. We carried on until about 3am then arose next day, relcutantly, at 9am. In preparation for our next move to Miami.

Titch and Alicia gave us a ride down to ATL airport.

Posted by Paddy - Sharon 07:23 Archived in USA Tagged medical shopping drinking atlanta buckhead rashes

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