Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, and DC

Hey guys, so far the trip has been excellent.  We’ve been to so many places, experienced so many new things, and have managed to make it all the way to our final destination in the DC area.  A few things you’ve probably noticed if you’ve been keeping up with our “Juan of Words y Familia Road Trip”: two of my nephews are traveling with us (this was a last minute addition to our road trip crew that has proven to be quite the perk, especially for Edgar who loves having them around for company, and a little mischief), we’ve already stopped in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Birmingham, Nashville, Virginia and DC, and are planning to head out to New York City sometime this week, if time permits.

Now when you’re traveling like this you never really have enough time to truly enjoy every single stop, but we sure as hell have been trying to make the most of every stop.  I’ll blog about this in more detail later this week, but for now I just wanted to share a few of the things and places we’ve already experienced in the last few days.

Baton Rouge...

It was so hot and humid in Baton Rouge, but the bridges and waterfront made it all worth it, as well as Louisiana’s Old State Capitol Building, which we got to tour briefly before we were politely told it was already time for closing.

Taste of New Orleans was delicioso!

The food in the Big Easy, delicious!  But most of you probably already knew that.  I tried this dish called the Taste of New Orleans at the French Quarter and loved it so much I was literally scooping out all of the remains fast an furious.

Okay... maybe we were a little delirious by this point.

I snapped this one at a store called “So Good” in New Orleans that was pink all around with this zebra carpet.  Me and the boys were patiently waiting for Anjelica to have her chance at looking around at all the pinkness.

People watching from the 26th floor

The view from our hotel room on the 26th floor, right across the street from the French Quarter, had the boys in awe for a very long while when they woke up in the morning and could actually see all the way down.  I’m not going to lie, even I was peeking down for about half and hour looking at the people on the street level walk by.

Rested and ready to travel some more...

Here we are in the hotel room getting ready to leave New Orleans.

Entering Mississippi

At the Mississippi Visitor’s Center the kids were just happy to stretch their legs for a while after sitting in the car for so long.

Ya nos estabamos cansando

By the time we got to Alabama, we were actually starting to feel tired.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Birmingham was a nice place.  It felt so important everywhere we went.

Casi nos lleva el viento

We decided to go up The Vulcan, the world’s largest cast iron statue in Birmingham and this is what happened.  It was so windy that we literally thought we were about to fly off the viewing deck… though we still managed to take a few pictures while we were up there.

Lovin that Honky Tonk!

I fell in love with Nashville.  Love it!  Guess I am just a country boy at heart.

Edgar resting for two seconds...

Last night we drove around DC pretty late and ended up here… lying down, resting at the Washington Monument.

That’s our trip so far.  I’ll post more as soon as I get a chance.  Thanks for all the comments and tweets 🙂

5 thoughts on “Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, and DC

  1. Are you coming to Texas, specifically Austin? Will the documentary, La Cosecha, air in Austin? Hope so very much! Adelante con gusto – Kathy

  2. Welcome to DC, hermano! Love the photos. What a memorable trip you and your family are having. Can’t wait to hear more. I’m here recovering still from our trip to El Salvador… Wishing you safe travels!

    1. It’s been real fun so far… way more than we expected so I’m glad we finally took the time for a vacation. We’ll all have memories to remember for a long time 🙂

  3. awww i loved the pictures! And starving for that food lol…glad it all went well.. kids didnt kill each other and you and your wife arent in therapy 🙂

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