Saturday, July 6, 2013

Wrapping Up Our Trip

 Our last full day of vacation was met with torrential downpours.  What to do, but go for a drive and find something fun and exciting.  We found a location with an old Civil War fort right on the ocean...but it was closed due to the weather. Double red flags were flying which meant...stay out of the water!

So off to lunch.  This "kid-eating clam" was meant for naughty boys and girls. :)  It would eat them if they didn't behave!

 The shark proved not-so-threatening.
 The rest of Friday was slow and uneventful, and Saturday morning greeted us with more flash flood warnings.  We were heading home, anyway!
We decided to drive a different route home to visit some states we had never visited.  On the way, we stopped to view the U.S.S. Alabama.  HUGE battleship that survived the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Back on the road for a few hours, and it was time for another stop.
This time, it was in Mississippi to visit the Waverly Plantation.  This plantation was part of the Civil War era, but has been vacant for the past 50 years.
Absolutely beautiful gardens.
 
 I love these huge trees down south that seem to be wider than they are tall.
Jacob and I took a peak inside the plantation home.  It was at least 4 stories tall, with winding staircases and railings all around the floors.  At the top was an octagon shaped peak.  We were trying to imagine being a Civil War soldier riding up to the front of that house a couple hundred years ago.  We decided that we need a mommy=son trip to visit as many Civil War historical sites as we can!
 
 Our trip ended a few hours later in Memphis, so we just had to try some of their famous BBQ.
It was so yummy!

More adventures to come!

2 comments:

Jay and Chandra and Penny Regan said...

Sounds like lots of fun! Hope you're home safe and sound, now. Glad you could enjoy all that family-time together!

ahusted said...

In the pictures it sure likes a lot of fun was being had by all. Love all your smiles. :)