In the interest of staying focused at the office, I am allowing myself to take a five minute break, and dream a little bit about some of the realistic places (and a couple stretches) I am eying for getaway destinations in '08.
Okay, this one is actually a business trip next month, but I fully intend on taking advantage of the company dime to see the nation's capitol - a city I haven't yet explored. Any suggestions from the Peanut Gallery? I'll be staying in Old Town Alexandria, but am ready to hop on the Metro to get around inside the Beltway.
B.B. King. Beale Street. Elvis. What more could I say about this sultry, steamy, Southern city? I've long had the River City on my radar... I think it's time to hit the road.
I love Chi-Town. Haven't been since I was a little girl, but the fam did all the traditional Chicago things like see Buckingham Fountain, the Science and Industry Museum (loved the coal mine) and Marshall Fields (moment of silence, please). Time to explore Chicago's more grown-up offerings, though I'd also like to take a swing by Cinner's for a taste of home.
The Beaches of South Carolina
My sister and BIL live in Atlanta, and I am so jazzed about a trip to the ATL next weekend. Planning for the journey led me to think about maybe heading to SC for a long weekend in November. What a great time of year to get away from the colder temps and frigid winds of the Queen City.
Okay, this one is a little more far-fetched, but with the right planning (I could dip into my frequent flyer points) anything is possible, right? Haven't seen the Strip in three years, and I am dying for a fix.
Also a bit of a reach, though I am exploring a trip out West to see D Money and am thinking about flying through Golden Gate Country as a way to explore the Bay. I'll have to ask the ladies at BlogHer what they think about SF.
Just a few places my brain dreams about from time to time... I've discovered there is no cure for my Wanderlust - it's only sated by the careful planning and execution of an out-of-town jaunt.