Travelling around the U.S. at Christmas time is always fraught with obstacles, and sure enough our attempt to fly back from Atlanta via two other places, when we could have gone direct to Bermuda has failed us. Wasn’t my idea is all I’m saying. So an overnight stop in freezing cold Philadelphia at a nasty airport hotel means we won’t get home until late on Christmas Eve with hardly any food in the fridge and nothing wrapped etc..
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Well the early flight actually. Our traditional pre-Christmas trip to Buckhead in Georgia starts today. Our 7th year in a row for festive fun.
There will be the normal afternoon tea date with Mr & Mrs Claus, that joyous fairytale is still rolling in our house thankfully, helped in no small way by our annual meet up with the Claus’. We will also do the Atlanta Botanical Garden Lights with it’s two million twinkly lights. S’mores and mulled wine will accompany us on our walk around it’s dazzling 30 acres.
Last on my short agenda of Top Five’s is Places. My list for 2017 is a mix of old and new. I was lucky to get to some familiar places again last year such as Barcelona, North Fork, Beaver Creek and San Francisco, all of which I love but although they didn’t make my favourite five, a couple of my old tried-and-true did.
So here are my Top Five Favourite Places that I visited in 2017:
We’ve been coming to Buckhead for six December’s in a row. Buckhead is an affluent area of Atlanta, which when the lights are on, is an easy direct flight from Bermuda. Probably not the first place that conjours Christmas frippery, but over the years we have found plenty of festive family fun stuff to keep us busy for a couple of days as well as providing an opportunity for some last minute shopping.