We're back from a little vacation to Mississippi! It was fun, it was a lot of driving, it was a little unorganized and a lot of "I don't know where we're going" - but it all came together for a good time.
We ended up visiting friends in southern Missouri and in Memphis, TN the first few days... then we drove on to Vicksburg, Hattiesburg, Natchez, and the Gulf Coast (mostly the Biloxi area). We did spend 1/2 a day at Dauphin Island, AL too. Then on the way home we came on up the state again and saw popped in to see the state capital in Jackson.
The kids loved the ocean and the war memorials and battlegrounds along the way (especially if there were cannons involved). I loved the old houses and the fact that there is a Sonic on every corner!! :)
We are quite tired of the van at this point and it is in desperate need of a good vacuuming. We logged a tad bit over 2000 miles of travel... and I won't lie and say that it was all good family togetherness, but it definitely was for the most part. Lillie learned the words "mine" and "no" on this trip very quickly...
Here are a few pics of the travels. I can't wait until we can do this when all the kids are older and car seats are no longer needed... but by that point they will find us parents old and boring...
Elephant Rocks State Park, Missouri
Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi
Armed Forces Museum, Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Dauphin Island, Alabama
Capital of Mississippi in Jackson