Great topic OP.
Last time I left the homestead I visited one of my favorite Mexican restaurants to discover they re-modelled the entire interior in my absence. seems like a whole new place than how I remember it.
I also visited Atlanta about a month ago and it was really eerie. in the midst of the riots and protests most places downtown were closed, boarded up due to damages, or just straight up vacant and empty. was really strange walking around "the new york of the south" as it felt like some kind of ghost town with the occasional homeless or passerby.