Atlanta overwhelms me. It’s too big. I don’t want to drive down to the center of town to look for SciTrek and the Children’s Museum because I’m afraid of the traffic. Sheridan wants to go, but I just don’t think I’m up to it. Am I crazy?
If it were just me, I wouldn’t think twice about hopping in the car and just driving around until I found something interesting, take about a week and explore a bit at a time, stopping, doubling back, driving in circles, until I felt more comfortable about the area. But I can’t do that with Sheridan in the car. She’s distracting, and not very patient. So I don’t feel free to just explore with no pressure, like I would really need to do in somewhere as daunting as Atlanta Metro.
The Atlanta Metro Area has a population of just over 4 million! Up to now the biggest city I’ve actually driven around in is Toledo, with around half a million. No wonder it intimidates me. Well, if we move to Athens, I’ll have plenty of time to get used to Atlanta. But not on this trip. *grin*