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Are there any car rental agencies in Doraville, GA?

Are there any car rental agencies in Doraville, GA?

Old Feb 25th, 2009, 03:32 AM
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Are there any car rental agencies in Doraville, GA?

We are going to a winery in Dahlonega, GA. To avoid the horrible traffic around Atlanta we thought about taking MARTA to Doravile and renting a car from there. Doraville doesn't seem to be a booming metropolis so I'm having problems finding an agency near the MARTA station. Would somebody have some information about getting from Doraville to Dahlonega that can help us out? Thanks in advance.
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Old Feb 25th, 2009, 05:45 AM
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Wineries in GA?

Who knew?

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Old Feb 25th, 2009, 06:50 AM
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Smart azz..... and a happy day right back to you, my friend!
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Old Feb 25th, 2009, 08:05 AM
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Y'all earn any beads yet, lady?
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Old Feb 25th, 2009, 08:27 AM
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Going to work on it in June - yeah I know, I wasn't really wanting to go that far into summer but our oldest daughter is getting married in Atlanta (re: winery - get it, huh, get it?) so we're going from here to NOLA then to ATL and home. I was able to get the multi-segment flights for only $215.00 so it must have been meant to be!
Speaking of the winery, the last time we were in Georgia the kids had us try a wine made there that was a kind of sweet red. REALLY good! Every time I tell Bill I want to see about sending a case home he laughs and says that it'll never make it back to Ohio. No faith in me at all!
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Old Feb 25th, 2009, 09:18 AM
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I see a couple of Enterprises not too far off Doraville. More importantly, they will pick you up/drop you off, which makes it much easier. Unless you're really in rush hour, traffic isn't that bad and most of the time, it moves especially if you're in an HOV lane through downtown. And I will say that if I get stuck, it's usually on 400 which is the way to Dahlonega.
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Old Feb 25th, 2009, 09:49 AM
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fliegel - Thank you so much! I will check out Enterprise. I had forgotten about their pick up/drop off option which would be a huge help to us. Unfortunately our flight is at 9:25 AM so I'm thinking we would be right in the middle of lots of people with Monday morning blahs on their minds. We are kinda considering coming back to Atlanta on Sunday night before the flight and staying at an airport hotel - just to be safe and maybe remove lots of stress. Again, thanks!
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Old Feb 25th, 2009, 12:19 PM
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I would definitely stay at the airport Sunday night. Also, when you're in Dahlonega, right on the other side of I-85 at Hwy. 53 (which you'll cross going up & down 400) is Chateau Elan, which has a winery, tours, resort, etc.
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Old Feb 25th, 2009, 01:26 PM
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We're definitely heading more towards the airport on Sunday night. We're going for our daughter's wedding at Wolf Mountain and they have decided to have the ceremony on Sunday night with lots of "stuff" to do for the whole weekend before, so I don't mind skipping out fairly early when the ceremony and sniffling is over. Thanks for the help, folks.
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Old Feb 25th, 2009, 02:07 PM
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It would make more sense to go up 400 rather than Doraville. If you take it to the end of the line --North Springs -- I know Enterprise will pick you up there -- look for Enterprise in Roswell. My sister in law does that every time she comes to visit. And Dahlonega is straight up 400 so you will be less than an hour to there.
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Old Feb 26th, 2009, 06:56 AM
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mpkp: Oh wow - thank you so much!! I don't know why Doraville was stuck in my mind without even considering the other branch. I really appreciate you literally sending us in the right direction!
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Old Feb 26th, 2009, 06:59 AM
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One more question, please. I see there are 4 Enterprise locations in Roswell - do you happen to know which one your sis-in-law uses? Thanks again for your help.
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Old Feb 26th, 2009, 09:52 AM
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ccolor, where are you staying in Atlanta? What day of the week do you plan to go to Dahlonega? If on a weekend I wouldn't be concerned with traffic. If during the week...go after morning rush hour and back after evening rush hour.

The really sweet wine was probably muscadine.

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Old Feb 26th, 2009, 09:59 AM
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We are staying at a Days Inn in Dahlonega (at Hwy 60 & Hwy 52) and will be flying in on a Saturday afternoon at 2 PM leaving Monday morning at 9:30 AM. I agree with your thoughts about Saturday, but am having nightmares thinking of Monday!

However, gold might make it worthwhile!!
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Old Feb 26th, 2009, 12:10 PM
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Old Feb 26th, 2009, 04:33 PM
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Come back on Sunday night and stay at an airport hotel! You can usually get a great priceline rate. A couple of years ago on our way to Hawaii, we booked a priceline room at the Airport Hilton and they had overbooked and walked us to The Doubletree. It was great...we ended up with a free room and breakfast and no parking fee!

You gonna eat at The Smith House?
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Old Feb 26th, 2009, 06:16 PM
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I believe the one at North Springs but, if it is the wrong one, they will direct you to the right one. Looking at the map, though, I think that is the closest one to North Springs station.
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Old Feb 26th, 2009, 06:29 PM
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If this was on The Match Game would it be Dumbdoraville, GA?
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Old Mar 1st, 2009, 04:39 AM
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Well, North Springs would be the right MARTA station but if you are flying in on Saturday afternoon you won't have horrible traffic. I'd get a rental car at the airport and just head north. It will be an easy drive on a Saturday. Taking MARTA and then finding a rental care in the area would be far more complicated.
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Old Mar 1st, 2009, 05:04 AM
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starrs: I'm not worried about Saturday afternoon, but getting back to ATL at 9:30 on Monday morning definitely has my attention!
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