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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Passport to the South

Southern Living's latest edition came out today with the advice to "resolve to pack your bags and hit the road."      

In answer to the inevitable question, "Where should we go?" They've put together a Southern Passport highlighting 18 uniquely southern sites, one for every state in the region.  They range from visiting Ernst Hemingway's Home in Key West and a day of deep sea fishing - both on our list to visiting Turner Field and taking in a Braves Game in Atlanta to sipping mint juleps at the Kentucky Derby

If you've never had Maryland crab cakes they suggest trying them at the 18th-century Robert Morris Inn on the Chesapeake. And of course you have Mt Vernon and Arlington Cemetery in Virginia and the Smithsonian in Washington among the 18 southern sites.

Texas used to be our home state and we have great memories of having crayfish, Gulf shrimp and Lonestars on the old Landry's dock in Kemah. Southern Living recommends the Texas State Fair --- which is like everything else in Texas, bigger than whatever you've experienced before.

There are 18 interesting, historic, fun sites. Most have a modest admission fee but some are free. After you visit each site you can visit the Southern Living passport site to download your southern Passport stamp and post to your Facebook timeline.     

Below are three of the stamps from Southern Living, one from our home state of North Carolina, one from Washington D.C. and one from Mississippi. Take a look at the rest, and hit the road, and max out your Southern passport in 2013.


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