2011 Georgia/ South Carolina/ North Carolina/ Virginia
After a few trips to the West Coast, we are finally home on the East Coast!
Having decided to fly into Atlanta, Georgia, because a) it is a direct connection from Dusseldorf and b) we had $800 left in vouchers for Delta, we’ll make our way up through the Carolinas via Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Virginia and ulitmately D.C., then back
First day in Atlanta, we decided to start the change into OH MY GOD, SUNSHINE and HEAT by slowly getting acquainted with temperature and brightness at the Atlanta Zoo. Unfortunately both the tiger cubs and the panda bears were behind glass...so pictures sucked/were impossible due to the glare. Bummer. Other than that, some really awesome sights, it's not a huge zoo, but making up quantity with quality and love for details. It's certainly a quaint, little zoo with volunteers and keepers easy to approach and fun to interact with. Two thumbs up for a great start of our vacation.
Honestly...what would a visit to our old home, Virginia, be without going to Washington D.C.? This time, we even managed to tour the Capitol...and I got to see the statue of my favorite US President. Now...who recognizes him?
I meant to go to the Air and Space Annex for a long, long while now...and finally I made it. It's humbling to stand next to the Enterprise I have to admit. Still, I am REALLY looking forward to her being swapped for the Discovery in Spring of 2012!