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Author Archives: Jennie Simpson

Aaaannnddd…We’re Back

Hey Guys!! Aaaannnddd…we’re back in Houston! I can’t even begin to tell you how fast our Eastern Loop 2016 went or how good it feels to drive back onto Texas soil after having been gone for a whole year. A whole year, Guys!! This was our first full year loop and it was…well, it was … Continue reading »

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NOLA

Hey Guys!! We spent one day exploring New Orleans. We stayed about an hour north of NOLA so we got to drive across Lake Pontchartrain on the longest (continuous) bridge over water in the world to get to New Orleans.  This bridge is about 23 miles long with several crossovers on it. Can you imagine getting on … Continue reading »

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Louisiana

Hey Guys! We spent one week in Louisiana! Maybe I should say…we spent one week in Louisiana…eating. ;-P I knew it was bad when we found this place called Ronnie’s only five minutes away from where we stayed. We went there for dinner our very first day in LA and it did not disappoint! I … Continue reading »

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Vicksburg National Military Park

Abraham Lincoln thought that Vicksburg was “the key” to winning the Civil War. The Vicksburg National Military Park has a 16 mile road that winds through some of the major battlegrounds of the Siege of Vicksburg. One of the cool things that the NPS offers at these battlefields is an audio tour of the park. There’s … Continue reading »

Categories: EasternLoop2016, Mississippi, National Park | 2 Comments

A Parkway And More

Hey Guys!  We made it to Mississippi! We spent two very busy weeks in Vicksburg, MS! I’m going to be breaking our time here up into two separate posts. The Natchez Trace Parkway is 444 miles long and snakes it’s way through three states. We didn’t get to explore all of it, but we got … Continue reading »

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Montgomery, AL

Hey Guys! We spent almost a week in Montgomery, but the only thing we did was visit the SCB. Montgomery became Alabama’s capital city in 1847. The building you see in the picture above dates back to 1850-51. The current SCB replaced an earlier building that burned down. There’s a lot of history to be … Continue reading »

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Sweet Home Alabama

  Hey Guys!! We made it to Alabama! On our way to Montgomery we stopped by a friend’s house and spent the weekend catching up with them! We met this family in June 2016 during our time in New York and our kids became fast friends. After a week of chit chatting and getting to know … Continue reading »

Categories: Alabama, EasternLoop2016, Foodie Find | 2 Comments

Tallahassee, FL

Hey Guys!! We spent a week in the Tallahassee area of Florida. The whole point of this stop was to see the State Capitol Building. The Old and the New Capitol Buildings are right next to each other in Tallahassee.  The Old one has a very pretty dome, but the New one doesn’t even have … Continue reading »

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Lake Louisa State Park

Hey Guys!! We stayed at the Lake Louisa State Park in the Orlando area for one week. Guys…this park… There are three lakes that make up this park. There’s a beach on one of them with a swimming area. I’m not sure I would swim there…there are gator signs around, but there’s also a great … Continue reading »

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The Keys For New Year’s Eve

We were sooo close to The Keys that we really didn’t want to miss checking them out, but we couldn’t stay long. We do have a schedule and in order to keep all of our doctoring appointments we could only spend two nights in The Keys. And…those nights happened to fall on New Year’s Eve. … Continue reading »

Categories: Destinations, EasternLoop2016, Florida, Foodie Find | 2 Comments