Budgeted Money: CHECK
This is the roll call for my day trips while I'm on my "Georgia City Challenge". These 5 things will get me all over the state map and back home again. . Life isn't really predictable and neither is this challenge and that's why I will (try to) have an outline of day trips a month or two in advance but in the event of an unplanned opportunity for a day trip arises as long as I can get 5 CHECKS then off I go. For instance, I had no intention of going to Atlanta (Buckhead area) this week but when an appointment popped up I decided to schedule a little day trip into my day and boy am I glad that I did. I was able to see a new side of an area of town that I haven't been to in years. After navigating my way through Buckhead's major arteries rather effortlessly I can't believe I let the fear of leaving my comfort zone keep me away from such a vibrant hub of Atlanta. I had 4 free hours and I was able to pack in a good time for both my daughter & I (more about the trip in the upcoming weeks). So with that being said I'm going to start using the term day trip or day tripping.
Day Trip: A visit to a tourist destination or attraction from your home & returning home that same day. My trips will normally be a 1 day event. It could be a few hours or an occasional (special) sleep over.
There are 59,425 square miles in the state of Georgia and 601 cities, that's a whole lot of ground to cover. So to keep my embers burning and my curiosity piqued in my home office I have maps of Georgia starting to cover all of my walls. I have:
*a huge map of Georgia thanks to the Georgia State Transportation
*a Hospitality Hwy map
*a map of all the museums & galleries in Georgia
*a Georgia's guide to the Civil War map
*a Metro Atlanta map
These are for inspiration and to remind me that every city has a little something that it needs to be remembered for. When I think about my next day trip destination why would I be strict or have a deadline for my challenge but instead be like a leaf in the wind and go where the inspiration carries me even if it's all over the map.
**This writing prompt is thanks to Cynthia Louden's 365 blogging & journaling prompts