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On March 26, Leisure Trax took its first plane trip in three years and headed to Atlanta, Georgia.

Senior Supervisor of Camp & Travel Kat Lenoard organized the seven-day trip for a group of 12 travelers and four support staff.

Selection of 4 photos of groups of people in various places in Atlanta, GA
Clockwise from top left: Leisure Trax travelers on the set of Family Feud, inside the Georgia Aquarium, at Centennial Park, and outside Zoo Atlanta.

The group was eager to get out of town to warmer weather and southern hospitality. They stayed in the downtown area at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis – a perfect location with lots of local shops and restaurants within walking distance.

“Each day was well spent by visiting all of what Atlanta had to offer,” said Britney Jones, Program Supervisor at Hicksville IRA. “We visited the Coca-Cola factory and learned about the secret formula, and visited Georgia Aquarium. We also attended a walking food tour to try popular Atlanta dishes while learning about the city’s history.”

The travelers explored the King Historic District, Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park, and toured the birthplace of Dr. King. In addition, the group visited Zoo Atlanta, which is one of only three zoos in the country to house giant pandas.

Mid-way through the week the travelers had the opportunity to participate as audience members of two episodes of the hit TV show, Family Feud.

“By the end of the week the group was overwhelmed with joy, happiness, and gratitude,” said Jones. “All the staff who supported the group liked making new memories in Atlanta and seeing everyone enjoying themselves as we begin to put the worst of the pandemic behind us.”