The 12 Days of Tour Stops: Day 11

Very good, Melinda Matice – you correctly deduced that a Civil War-themed cyclorama* resides in Atlanta, GA! I felt like I had to make that the clue for Hotlanta (that’s what the kids call it, right?) because I’ve actually seen it before. The one time I was in Atlanta – for a wedding – we had about 4 hours to kill one day. The cyclorama was listed in the hotel’s list of attractions, and I pretty much bullied my hotel-mates into going there. “You guys, it’s only one of three in the whole COUNTRY!” Anyway. It’s awesome and you should go.


HOKAY. Day 11!


On the eleventh day of tour stops my publicist gave to me,

A 58-foot-long blue termite 

 A cyclorama depicting a Civil War battle [Atlanta]

800+ Art Deco buildings [Miami]

A system of climate-controlled skyways [Minneapolis]

70 bronze longhorn steers [Dallas]

1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats [Austin]

Four hundred and forty-six bridgessss! [Pittsburgh]

The first word spoken on the moon [Houston]

An original (American) Irish coffee [San Francisco]

A giant copper acorn [Raleigh]

And the country’s first revolving eateryyy! [Seattle]

*a cyclorama is a large painting displayed in the round, depicting a 360˚ panorama. It’s pretty badass.