Monday, March 19, 2007
A Long Trip for Spring Break
Over the last week, Julie and I drove to Florida to see my family during Spring Break. Julie had never been in the Deep South before and was excited to "pick-up" a few more states. She is posing in Georgia (the fortieth state she has been in) in the SW corner near Chattahoochee, Florida. On our way, we also stopped in Gainesville and walked around the campus of the University of Florida. We took a few photos and moved onto Melbourne and then over to Venice. We were spectators at three Spring Training baseball games in Viera, Vero Beach, and Sarasota. We had a nice visit with my family. On the way back to Texas, we stopped in New Orleans. The city is not in good shape, and more explanation and photo evidence will come. We walked around the French Quarter a bit and also drove over to the Garden District. Those areas are a bit higher and sustained much less damage. The dogs were very excited to see us when we picked them up at the kennel.