Okay, where did I leave off? I believe I covered New Orleans, yes? We left New Orleans by car, the plan being that we’ll road-trip back home in order to see some of the South on the way. The driving has been pretty boring for the most part, although some of the early driving on the first day was nice. We took a scenic route along the coast, which allowed us to see some nice beaches and water, and some beach-town scenery.
Our first stop was Montgomery, Alabama. We got there too late to tour the inside of any of the buildings that we checked out, unfortunately. We saw the state capitol, the Baptist church where Dr. Martin Luther King was minister for a few years, the civil rights memorial, and the first White House of the Confederacy. Aside from that, there really wasn’t much to see in Montgomery, and there were even fewer places to eat. We wound up eating at a seafood place across the street from the hotel; it was effectively an Applebee’s or TGI Friday’s, but for seafood.
Our second stop was a lot more interesting: Savannah, Georgia. Savannah is a fairly large town, with lots to see and do, but it retains a lot of its small town charm. Things seem to move a bit slower there (though that might have been because we were on vacation). There are parks everywhere, lots of very beautiful churches, great architecture, and plenty of great restaurants. We saw the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, the market square, Forsythe Park, and “The Book”, a souvenir store dedicated to Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, the novel that popularized Savannah. On the last day we stopped by Bonaventure Cemetery, which was pretty breathtaking.
We’re now in Raleigh, North Carolina. This is basically just a stop-over; there’s nothing specific that we came here to see. Our next stop will be in Williamsburg, Virginia (where I used to live), where we plan on seeing all the cool Colonial Williamsburg stuff. Unfortunately, I don’t think we’ll have time to do Busch Gardens.
At any rate, if you’d like some pictures to go with these words (one being worth one thousand, and all), go check out my wife’s Flickr album dedicated to our road trip.