Read an article in the New York Times on-line about places to visit in 2008. I decided to compile my own list of places to visit in 2008. Of course my list isn’t as exotic as NY Times list. I decided to restrict my list to places that I want to visit and actually might be able to visit in the year 2008. Since Nate is still a grad student places like Scotland or Australia will have to wait for now. Drum-roll please … here is the list in no particular order.
Savannah, GA. Nate attended a history conference there a couple of years ago and I tagged along. It is a neat city with a lot of history. Just so happens that he needs to go back to do research for his dissertation.
St. Augustine, Fl. “America‘s oldest city”. This is one of our favorite places to visit. I enjoy the unique shops on St. George St. and the museums. Great place to visit if you are into history. Christmas is a great time to visit St. Augustine. The city is decked out for the holidays and full of activity. We really enjoyed the 18th Century Christmas. Carolers are dressed in 18th century attire and singing 18th century carols. The procession starts in front of the Government house and proceed down St. George St. to the Castillo. The Castillo is not usually open at night but is open for this special event. The view from the top of the Castillo is amazing. The Castillo de San Marcos is an old Spanish fort, and it is pretty cool. The evening is concluded with firing the cannons. It was very loud. Don’t for get to check out the lighthouse and the beaches. There are a lot of cool places to eat along A1A. We prefer to stay away from the chain places.
Atlanta, GA. We have been there a couple of times. It is a fun city with a lot to do. We enjoyed the World of Coke, the CNN building and Underground Atlanta.
Busch Gardens, Tampa, Fl. Yes, I know it is an amusement park but it is my list.
The Florida Keys, FL. Lived in Florida for 4 years now and we still have not made it down there.
Gatlinburg, TN. Gatlinburg and the surrounding area are packed with things to do. The Arts and Crafts community and Cades Cove were among my favorites.
Williamsburg, VA. We haven’t been there, but it is on our list.
Washington D.C. Technically, I’ve been to DC but we were driving through on I-95 & our schedule didn’t allow time to stop and see anything. Think that was very hard for The Big Guy since he is a history guy.
Well, that is my list for now. May add some more later. Let me know if you have any suggestions for the list.