Karen at Outpost Mavarin has the Weekend Assignment...
Weekend Assignment #203: If you had the time, money, housesittter, etc. to pack up right now and drive somewhere out of town for a few days, where would you go, if anywhere? Note I said driving, so wherever you pick should be in driving distance.
If I'd had the time, money, etc., you can probably guess where I would have gone this weekend...and the whole week or so before. If you can't guess, take a peek at the next four or five posts below this one. Yes, that's right, Daytona Beach, Florida, for Speedweeks and the 500. Of course, without tickets and reservations made months and months in advance, I probably would have been reduced to begging scalpers for a deal and sleeping in my car or camping out in the infield for days. And it would have been heaven.
But, for the sake of argument, let's say we're not talking about this specific weekend. My answer would probably be the same or maybe a little further south in Florida. Someplace nice and warm. You might remember, I don't like winter.
Chattanooga is within a day's driving of most of the eastern half of the United States. One day in the not-too-distant future, I hope to take a little jaunt to see the Mississippi River, perhaps around the Vicksburg area. I'd also like to visit some of the Virginia Civil War battlefields and Washington, D.C. Savannah and the Georgia coastal islands also sound nice.
Extra Credit: last time you got out of town for non-business reasons, what was your mode of transportation?
Driving. With the way airline travel is since 9/11, I wouldn't even attempt to get on a plane unless it was absolutely, no-way-around-it necessary.