One of my fondest memories when I was a pre-teen was going with a friend and her family for a weekend on the Mississippi coast. We were living in Louisiana at the time, and her parents had a house on the coast that they visited every few months. I remember wading out in the water with my friend dropping crab pots, and her mom boiling up those crabs that we brought back in later. That was probably the best crab I have ever eaten!
I was wishing we could get away recently, and remembering Gulf Coast events, I checked out this website. You know how I love the beach, but the beaches in California are always cold. When Nate & I were in Florida this summer, he was amazed at how warm the water was at the beach. It would be fun to hop on a plane and check out the coast in Mississippi again with my kids.
In addition to the beach, there are some interesting museums I'd like to visit in that area. I try to visit museums wherever we go. I bet we could also hop on a boat and take a deep sea fishing tour. I know the kids would get a kick out of that! Bo and I aren't gamblers, so I know we wouldn't gamble at any of the Mississippi casinos, but it can be fun to people watch!
Nope, I know we would spend a chunk of time at the beach, and a chunk of time checking out interesting museums and historical spots, and of course eating fresh seafood! (Well, that's true for me, Nate & Lydia. We'll have to find other food for Bo & Colin.)
I checked out airfare, and even mapped out the drive, and realized it's just not in the budget this year to visit the Gulf Coast. But, that doesn't mean I can't dream and plan. Who knows what opportunities may lie around the corner?