BC: pbw creations 2011
1: Not all who wander are lost- | -NOT ALL THOSE THAT WANDER ARE LOST-
2: Married 18 years, and we'd never been on a vacation.... and thought that we never would.. But Loretta insisted that we would love the Gulf Coast, so we squirreled away some money, and headed south. We arrived in time to have lunch overlooking the bay... I had forgotten the sound of the waves! | Bay St. Louis is a sweet place! Even the lamp posts are cool! We enjoy the shops and bookstores,and strolling the deserted beach. Soon, we discover Trapani's, one of the best restaurants anywhere, and it soon becomes our favorite lunch spot. Over the years, friends and family join us in beach houses, for crab festivals and swamp tours. | X-Coffee on the porch X-Bookends bookstore X-Dinner at Trapani's Sunset on the beach | B A Y S T L O U I S MS
4: Off to Biloxi, and my first lighthouse tour! Then lunch at Mary Mahoney's, my mom's favorite restaurant... (I see why!) Over the years, we take in Corrie's shrimp tour, the trip to Ship Island, and visit Ft. Massachusetts. I love the Friendship Oak at Long Beach and Pass Christian Harbor.. | B I L O X I
5: -DAUPHIN ISLAND, AL- | -Ft. Gaines-
6: -JACKSON SQUARE- New Orleans, Louisiana
7: Simon | Lunch on the balcony...with music below!
8: I LOVE New Orleans! Such a fascinating city, a charming blend of old and new. After breakfast, we stroll the Vieux Carre', browsing shops and bookstores (especially Faulkner House), then search out the perfect spot for lunch. From Lafitte's blacksmith shop to the unique meter covers, there is always something interesting to see!! | -NOLA-
9: -CITIES OF THE DEAD-
10: -The Myrtles- | -Pont Breaux- | -Mulates- | One year, we head to Breaux Bridge, La. (Crawfish Capitol of the World!) On the way, we tour the Myrtles, a haunted plantation, then head to Bayou Boudin. We visited the original Mulates, where the walls and ceiling are covered with business cards, and the music and food are great! | -CAJUN COUNTRY- | * * * * * * *
11: We relaxed in our cabin on the Bayou Teche, and toured Vermilionville, saw the Evangeline Oak, and went to Avery Island to tour the Tabasco factory. Then we headed down to the coast, where we discovered the Pearl River and Honey Island swamp. Amazingly beautiful! The gators swim right to the boat for a snack... marshmallows!! | * * * * * * *
12: Side Trips... On one trip down, we spent some time in Chattanooga, at the Civil War battlefield. From the cemetery, we could see Missionary Ridge and Lookout Mountain. On another trip, we stopped at Vicksburg, MS. We toured the battlefield, and the Illinois Memorial, which is beautiful, especially the mosaic floor.
14: -STONES RIVER- NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD Murfreesboro, Tn. | Such beauty... it's hard to imagine that so much death and destruction occurred here...
15: -GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS- Once seen is better than a hundred times heard of...