Spring Break 2016
We started our trip in Biloxi, MS on a perfect spring day. Here we are on the rocking chairs on the front porch of the visitor's center overlooking the waters of the Gulf Coast. From here we traveled to Gulfport where we splashed in the water, made sand castles and watched the fish jump out of the ocean!
Next we headed southwest to The Big Easy... We had dinner at Zydeco where Cait and Micah tried (and loved!) the frog legs. The kids loved the Garden District where we participated in a scavenger hunt and saw famous houses, learned about New Orleans history, stopped at the book store(!) and generally enjoyed the New American side of the city.
After a brief rest, we headed to the French Quarter where almost everyone voted the French Market as their favorite part of the city. As we were walking, a parade broke out. We joined it! Love those horns.
Easter morning we enjoyed French beignets at the famous Café Du Monde. Yummm! And followed that with a toast at Sunday service.
From New Orleans we traveled North to Birmingham, Alabama. While there we saw Vulcan Park, which was amazing. Created for the St. Louis World Fair to represent the state, they brought it home and put it on top of the iron mine. What a beautiful view of the city.
Following Birmingham we drove West to the mighty Mississippi where we spent two days in Memphis. We went to Sun Studios where Elvis was discovered and greats like Johnny Cash and BB King were recorded. We even got to use the same microphone that Elvis used when he was there!
While in Memphis we took in the famous Beale Street where much of the music magic happens. We ate at the Hard Rock Café and then headed up the river on a real paddle wheel boat!
While in Memphis we also got to see the world-famous Peabody Hotel March of the Ducks. It was a really fun production in which they told the story of how they came to be and then we got to see them march to their home in the Peabody penthouse.
From Memphis we headed to Atlanta for a day at the Coca-Cola World Museum. It was a lot of fun to see the vault where they hide the recipe and see how it's all made. We even got to taste-test Coke products from around the world.