Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Day 4-Journey to Florida

We drove along the 'Forgotten Coast' of Florida. Our stop today was to see the USS Alabama. It was quite the tour (2 hours) where we got to see all of the ship that housed 2500 men during WWII. It was so cold that we were just about the only ones there! They also have open for viewing the submarine 'Drum' which also saw action in WWII.

The rest of the drive was primarily seeing the Gulf beaches and small resort towns. Arrived at home on 1/9/10...pooped!

Day3-Journey to Florida

We arrived in Hattiesburg, MS to visit the Armed Forces Museum which was located on the army base, Camp Shelby. They had artifacts from all the wars up to present day with a focus on the involvement of Mississippi in particular.

We drove south heading for the coastline of the Gulf. In Biloxi, we took a tour of the Jefferson Davis home which was just refurbished after major damage due to Hurricane Katrina. Many of the outbuildings had not been rebuilt yet.

Day 2-Journey to Florida

We headed out to the Vicksburg Battlefield. Arriving late, we only had limited time to drive thru the park where we saw many monuments and artifacts. The 47 day siege left 30,000 dead~

Journey to Florida

We started out from Milwaukee Tuesday, January 5, 2010.

Our first stop was the 'Rock and Soul' museum in Memphis. Amongst the many artifacts of the beginnings of Rock N Roll and Soul, was my Wurlitzer 1015 Jukebox!!

We stayed the night in Memphis so we could visit the Brooks Art Museum the next morning.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Sunset over Marco Island

This is definitely one of our favorite Florida places to enjoy sunset!....the Esplanade at Marco Island.
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