On Top of the Tornado

24 Jan

The other day, the Atlanta Falcons won the last football game to be played in the Georgia Dome. Since then, tornados have swept through Georgia. These stories brought to mind an experience from nine years ago. A tornado hit the Georgia Dome, and I was there. This is a post I wrote several years ago about that night.

SBI: A Thinning Crowd

Storms swept across Tennessee today and left some destruction in their wake. Tornado warnings and watches were all over as the map turned green, orange and red. Thankfully, not much happened around my house, but it reminded me of a time that I found myself on top of the tornado. This tornado to be specific:

In 2008, my girlfriend of the time and I traveled to Atlanta for the Southeastern Conference basketball tournament. We hit the afternoon session to see my favorite team, the University of Tennessee, win a close game. As it ended, fans from all of the teams filed out of the Georgia Dome in anticipation of the night session and more excitement to come. However, we had other plans. Dinner reservations at the restaurant on top of our hotel, the kind that slowly turns so patrons can get a panoramic view of the city. After dinner and a…

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2 Responses to “On Top of the Tornado”

  1. sittingpugs January 24, 2017 at 01:46 #

    Wow. you were about to have dinner at the Sun Dial when a tornado went through downtown Atlanta. I heard that it took a long time for some of the buildings hit by the tornado to replace windows.

    • Rick January 24, 2017 at 01:51 #

      I can believe it. There was mass destruction. Yep, we were at the Sun Dial, and it hit us before it hit the Dome.

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