As some of you may remember, last year My Own True Love and I planned and abandoned a road trip on the grand scale: driving along the Mississippi from Minnesota to Louisiana on the Great River Road*–or at least as far as we could get in three weeks.
I’m pleased to tell you, we’re doing it! By the time you read this, we’ll have been on the road for almost a week. The plan is a little different this year. Instead of starting in Minnesota,** we began by headed south. Two days in Memphis. Three days in New Orleans.*** Then back up the river, stopping anywhere that takes our fancy, until we run out of time. (Marginites may want to start a blog-reader pool, betting on how far north we get before we run out of time.) Roots music! Regional food! Historical sites! More historical sites! Not to mention blog posts.
If you have suggestions, we’d love to hear them. Must see historical sites–famous or obscure? Widely heralded sites that are duds? A little town with a great restaurant, bakery, farmers’ market or music venue? Let me know.
*Like the Silk Road, the Great River Road isn’t actually a single road. It’s a conglomeration of local and state roads that cross back and forth across the river.
**Many of the places we want to see in Minnesota close for the winter. I can’t imagine why.