Sunday, July 12, 2015


The road trip is over, it's been 9 days since we left home.
We had a great time visiting all the exciting places! (Read the previous 8 posts about our southern expedition.)
Now, it's great to be home!
My garden grew by leaps and bounds and
Frank is happy to be home. He's sleeping on my feet as I write this! (Thank you Kimmie!)

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Day 8...
Gone are the pine trees and kudzu. 
Rock walls next, soon there will be corn.
St. Louis here we come. 
(Heat advisory 105 heat index)
Whew, it was warm waking around the botanical gardens! But it was so beautiful and interesting we didn't even cut it short like we thought we might.

Tomorrow we will be in our own homes again! What a wonderful road trip we have had!

Day 7...
Heading north! 
It was 87 and humid in New Orleans when we left at 8am.
A quick detour to the University of Southern Mississippi, Kevin's alma mater, for a walk around campus and a shopping trip at the bookstore.
Six and a half hours north, we stopped in Memphis. It was 100 and not as humid as New Orleans, but it was HOT, HOT, HOT!
A quick photo op at Graceland and then
Memphis BBQ for dinner. It was very good!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Day 6...
Happy Birthday to Kevin!
WWII museum,
Walking, walking, walking.
Bourbon Street.
Early to bed, tomorrow we head north.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Day 5...
A trip down memory lane! 
Ocean Springs, 
Seeing the Mississippi Gulf Coast, 15 1/2 years after we left, and 10 years after Katrina! 
SO much was SO different!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Day 4...
A swamp tour!
The French Market,
The tastes of New Orleans - delicious.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Day 3...
Walking, lots of it!
(flat tire)
Mardi Gras,
A great, hot day!