As the temperature rose we arrived in perhaps the most vibrant city of our trip – New Orleans! We loved the vibe, the fusion of cultures, the southern soul food, the beautiful green spaces, the architecture and, more than anything else, we loved the music.
The next stage of our journey was from Nashville to New Orleans and included a road trip within a road trip as we made our way down the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway with detours to explore a couple of stops on the Mississippi Blues Trail.
Next stop Nashville! In early May 2022, we arrived in the so-called Country Music Capital of the World excited to learn about the history and diversity of country music that exists and about the civil rights history of the area.
At the end of April we travelled from Minneapolis down to St Louis, starting the great southern music section of our travels. A great opportunity to visit family, see the local sights and prepare ourselves for the road trip to come.
So we headed North West, instead of South, to visit our friend James in Minneapolis. Colder weather than we’d packed for, but we got away with it. Our first new state, Minnesota (MN) of the trip!
It’s taken a few weeks for us to set our website up as we have been busy experiencing our trip rather than doing admin but our first page is now up. Read about our first five days – in Chicago, Illinois. The website is still a work in progress as we learn the joys of WordPress and find the time to work on it but hopefully more content will follow soonish…
It’s been 20+ years, so time to get back on the road.
Planning in progress, with a target date of 20th April to fly out…
Getting closer to departure time now, Covid test is booked, first attempt at packing is underway.