We just returned from a 10-day road trip of the deep south. What started as a We-should-make-a-trip-to-Louisiana-to-see-my-BFF-from-high-school, turned into a Let's-visit-the-south-and-hang-out-for-awhile-in-Austin-because-it's-so-fun vacation.
We had an ulterior motive. My children had never been to Oklahoma or Louisiana, and I had never been to Louisiana. At some point, we would like to visit all 50 states with our children, so we wanted to check a few more off our list.
We stopped off in Memphis and Dallas on the way down (as well as Murfreesboro, Arkansas), and briefly in Birmingham on the way home.
|There's no filter on this photo of St. Louis Cathedral.|
The sky just looked like that the day we were in New Orleans.
We had a great trip!! I promise, we did more than drive up and down famous streets known for their music while endulging in regional cuisine, although my pictures seem to document only that.
Five summers ago, before a New England tour, my children crafted this quilt with my Mother-in-Law to document the states they had traveled to. If you are unfamiliar with our entire life story, we lived out west for nine years and traveled a ton, which knocked out everything west of Colorado. Our total count after this trip, my son: 43, my daughter: 42, and myself: 47. (My husband has already checked off the entire continental U.S.)