If you've been following me on Twitter, you would have seen my tweets chronicling my move from Tucson to the Atlanta area. I am happy to announce that I arrived in Atlanta Saturday afternoon after three and a half days and more than 1,700 miles on the road. My furniture hasn't arrived yet, and I'm not sure when it will arrive, but I was told that it could take between 7-14 days to get here. I brought all of my computing equipment with me with the exception of my file server, so I can resume work immediately from any location. The installation of the cable internet has made my apartment more livable, but I'd rather be working from a desk and comfortable chair instead of a lapdesk while sitting on the floor against the wall!
This week will be a busy one as I transfer my personal and business registrations from Arizona to Georgia. I had an interview with the people at the Advanced Technology Development Center at Georgia Tech yesterday, and if the directors give their blessing, I should become a formal member by next week. I am looking forward to becoming an active member of the Atlanta startup community and establishing my professional network with fellow startups and mentors. I am also looking forward to reconnecting with faculty and students at Georgia Tech, my undergraduate alma mater.
I don't know how many readers I have in the Atlanta area, but if there's sufficient interest I'd like to organize a meetup at one of the establishments in Midtown after the dust settles from my relocation.
To conclude this post, I'd like to share with you some of the pictures I took during my drive cross-country. I hope you enjoy looking at the sights as I did driving past them. America — what a country!
(Some descriptions from top to bottom: Tucson, AZ; Las Cruces, NM; Texas-New Mexico border; West Texas; a huge wind farm in West Texas; Dallas, TX; crossing the Mississippi River; east of Vicksburg, MS; first glimpse of Atlanta skyline from the west; downtown Atlanta.)