I've been trying diligently (ed: off and on during the day while the supervisor was not lurking) to find a reasonable day trip this weekend. Turns out New Orleans was the cheapest with a flight for $145 (I can drive it for $120 and have my car). Wonder if the hurricane has anything to do with the cheap price?
Found out that according to Expedia, you can't get to Taos from Birmingham and it turns out that Birmingham is not much of a direct flight to anywhere except Atlanta and Charlotte. *sigh* I had some plans to go to Houston tomorrow night to see Tom Petty - turns out Gustov had other plans for me. It's cool because I was really just going to hang with a friend.
I could go to NYC for $1,000 or even Mystic, Connecticut. Yes...I've loved the thought of Mystic since the movie. But....I may have to console myself with a drive down the Natchez Parkway instead. I saw some cool shots of a cypress swamp just outside of Jackson....and, I would have to drive through Elvis' birthplace and I love that song, Tupelo Honey. A good "maybe" if I don't park my lazy ass on my sofa.
It's been a while since I've had four whole days to myself.....