We had invited Gary's sister and her husband, who wisely declined. "Not our kind of vacation," they said. "We like to go to a resort, play golf, relax, eat a nice dinner and then get up the next day and do it all over again." I can see their point. Who wants to play golf at 7:30am and then jump in the car to ride 150 miles, so you can arrive at the next historic site before closing time?
Relax? What does that have to do with vacation?
|If we want to relax, we can just sit at home on the deck!|
I'm not complaining, really. (but it always makes a better story if you do!) I've always liked our sense of adventure, starting with our European honeymoon which was originally booked for 3 cities: Paris, Amsterdam and Copenhagen. After the first five glorious days in Paris, we started looking at the map and noticed that Switzerland was awfully close, Germany beckoned and Norway with its wondrous fjords was a quick boat ride away. We ended up with 7 countries in 18 days. Not quite like the 1969 movie "If it's Tuesday, this must be Belgium", but you've gotta love that title.
|Bell bottom blues in Amsterdam 1973|
|Suspicious looking guy on the train to Versailles |
So we arrive tonight in New Orleans and then continue on Sunday to Mississippi, Alabama and Memphis, Tennnesse, with a quick jaunt over to Little Rock and Hot Springs, Arkansas before snaking our way up the Mississippi Delta trail and returning to Memphis.
Wish us luck! I'll try to keep you posted, but I'm not bringing the laptop. Then I had a radical idea--should we go "off the grid" for 10 days? It's not something anyone does anymore and it just might be fun to be lost in America.