Midterms got you down? Tired of being in the MLC for hours on end debating whether or not you should just quit school and become a professional Netflix connoisseur? Before you make any drastic life decisions or have a mental break down, check out this simple solution to (almost) all of life’s problems.
Known for its awesome ‘que, Pulaski Heights Barbeque is located just a little ways behind downtown. But most of you have probably heard of this popular Athens eatery. What you may not know is that if you follow the train tracks down a ways you will find a swing. This isn’t just any old swing. It is perfectly situated in a field by the train tracks and is somehow able to make life seem perfect.
Remember when you were a kid and swings were quite possibly the most thrilling activity your parents would allow you to do without too much supervision? You sit on the wooden plank, grab onto the ropes and step back on your tippy toes until you can’t get up any higher. Let yourself fall through the air with the wind blowing your hair back and your stomach dropping slightly. If this isn’t nostalgia I don’t know what is.
After you feel like you’ve spent enough time meditating and swinging, treat yourself to some barbeque because hey, midterms are over and you deserve it.
How do I get there? Park at Pulaski Heights and walk to the train tracks right next to the building. If you’re facing the tracks, walk to your left. In no time at all you will come across a huge curved tree with a swing attached to it.