Between January 18th and February 23, 2015, we travelled through the South Eastern United States, focusing on Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Northern Florida, the islands off Georgia and North Carolina, then to Atlanta and home.
We packed up our SUV and drove south from Toronto, along the 401 to Detroit. Then we headed down highway 75, getting off just past Cincinnati to cut over to Louisville and down Highway 65 through Nashville, Birmingham, Montgomery, to Mobile Alabama and the Gulf Coast. We had pre-booked two nights in New Orleans, but from that point on everything was on the fly, booked the night before or the morning of, depending on how we felt and what we wanted to see next. Our focus was on seeing natural settings and as a result we spent lot of time in US and State Parks (Mammoth Cave National Park, Lake Martin near Lafayette, Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge, Savannah National Wildlife Reserve, Harris Neck National Wildlife Reserve, Okefenokee, Congaree), the east coast islands (Jekyll Island, Pinckney Island National Wildlife Reserve) and the Gulf Coast Beaches (Pensacola).
The weather was generally good, and warm (by Canadian standards). It only became cool (near 0C) when we reached Atlanta on our return.
Published: May 14, 2016
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