On Thursday, January 5th we took a Southwest flight to Memphis, TN arriving in the evening to not the warm clime we were expecting. We got there just as a storm system was arriving from the west.
We brought our GPS with us on the trip since the rental car didn't come with one. It was a life saver.
We prebooked only two of our accommodations: one at the start and one at the end of our trip. We relied on the internet and various booking sites to find the next night's place to stay as we traveled.
The first two nights our pre-booked accommodation was in Hernando, MS just 30 minutes from Memphis at the Magnolia Grove Bed and Breakfast. We awoke on Friday morning to snow.
From Memphis we drove south to Vicksburg, MS finding a nice Bed and Breakfast for cheap called Baer House arriving on Saturday afternoon.
Sunday, the 8th we continued south along the Mississippi River to a stopover in Baton Rouge, LA the capital city. The old capitol was closed but it sure was impressive.
We made use of a Hampton Inn that Sunday night and then continued south to New Orleans where we had accommodations for Monday night at St Christopher Hotel, a Best Western property adjacent to the French Quarter.
From New Orleans we headed east to the beach along the Gulf staying for two nights at a Hampton Inn resort in Orange Beach, AL. Such a lovely spot, too.
Next stop was three nights in Tallahassee, FL at another Hampton Inn. No alligators in the city but there was a wonderful park south of town.
Our last stopover was pre-booked at the Tropical Breeze Resort on Siesta Key in Sarasota, FL for two nights.
Tuesday the 17th we flew home from Tampa.
So that's the overview. Stay tuned for the particulars. It was a fabulous vacation.