The boys started Spring Break last week so we decided to take a little road trip. The Natchez Trace Parkway actually begins here in TN (Franklin to be exact). Jared has gone horseback riding on the TN end before, but I had never been on it. When I found out it ended in Natchez, MS (before the civil war, this city was home to the most millionaires in the country), I knew we had to take a trip!
There are tons of places to stop on the Parkway. We spent our first day stopping at several historic sites and then stayed the night in Tupelo, MS. I had scheduled for us to go to the Tupelo Buffalo Park the next morning. It was a really neat place - very interactive!
We saw this guy - an escape artist and lock picker apparently . . .
And this guy, who happens to be the tallest giraffe in captivity . . .
And we also fed some Buffalo, and stopped for some photo ops . . .
My favorite stop when we finally got to Natchez was Longwood plantation. It was under construction when the civil war broke out. Only the outside was complete however. During the war, they finished the basement level, planning to live there temporarily. You tour this level and the level above where you can see up the middle all the way up. It was sort of a reminder that our plans are only that - they are not guarantees for tomorrow.
Still trying to get back into the swing of things. Worked on Christian's room a bit today - then it's on to Noah's. Hope to post some pictures soon. I haven't done anything in these rooms since we moved in. I think it's about time!