I don't know what hit me, but today I booked my next excursion. I'd been throwing around a few European destinations and just want something quick and easy for right before Christmas. Europe is running a bit too expensive for "quick and easy" right now. So, Atlanta, tie up your pandas, I'm coming down! The Atlanta Zoo has four pandas now, not to mention a new litter of tiger cubs, all of whom I watch religiously on the zoo webcams. So that is the primary destination, as is Georgia Aquarium, CNN Headquarters and the Museum of High Art. That's just what I know off the top of my head.
Interesting, I had no idea it is so cheap to fly to Atlanta, the fare was $150 total, and even a very good, centrally located hotel is $100 a night (AAA discount)??? Wow.