We've just completed another long stay, this time in Mississippi, where we attended events commemorating the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, and visited some key towns and sites in the civil rights movement. There is so much to write and share from this visit that it will take me a few days to catch up with it, so for now I'll just leave this here as a placeholder until I can write more.
In the meantime, we've since driven to New Orleans along a coastal route taking us right along Mississippi's Gulf of Mexico beaches. Tomorrow, my first real day in New Orleans!
UPDATE/note to self: I actually wrote the above on July 1st, having just arrived in New Orleans. However, I'm now back-dating this post in order to move it to the beginning of the Mississippi section, which will help keep my posts organized more or less in the order in which things happened.