Florida - The Sunshine State
The beginning of our trip. These guys were the ones we firstly met after our arrival. The alligator we met on our trip through the everglades on our way from Fort Lauderdale to the Gulf of Mexico. Pelicans are a familar view all over Florida. This one we saw in St. Petersburg.
New Orleans - The City of Jazz
New Orleans is the heart of Jazz, mainly Dixieland. You find bands playing in the street as these young guys on the pictures. They were really fun to listening to (I hope the pictures give an impression about that). In the evenings you can go to the legendary Bourbon Street. There you will find everything: good food (if you like spicy food New Orleans is the place to go), clubs which are playing modern music and of course jazz clubs.
But New Orleans has also other attractions. They have an aquarium which is really worth seeing. Also the city itselfs with its special architecture is a reason for a visit.
Apart from that you can book rides on one of the famous Mississippi steam-ships. Or visit a cemetery which is also very special if you are interested in such places (but be careful about the opening hours).
Memphis - Where Elvis Presley came from
In the Sun Records studios the career of Elvis Presley began. There he was discovered by Sam Phillips. There he also made his first recordings which were firstly played on a local radio station an later all over the USA and the rest of the world.
Here are some impressions how it looks inside.
In the Sun Records studios als other famous musician like Jonny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis etc. made their recordings.
Of course we were also visitig Graceland the home of Elvis. Here are some impressions from there.
Atlanta - The Home of Coca Cola
Atlanta - the hottest city in the USA. No wonder that Coca Cola has been invented here and that Atlanta is still the home of this soft-drink. The Coca Cola museum is really worht a visit. You are able to see how Coke developped, since it has been invented. You are also able to taste the different brands of soft drinks which are produced by the Coca Cola group all over the world.
Take your time to have a look at the city itself. Look out for the passages between the different buildings which allow to move from one house to another without having to reach the street level.
Unfortunately it is not possible to visit the Olympic stadium because they demolished it shortly after we have been there. But they have a nice new baseball-stadium. If you like this sport, you could probably manage to go for a game.
Mixed impressions from Atlanta downto Key West
Our car at Daytona-Beach.
The famous light-parade in disney world. Have fun with Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and
all their friends.
A typical art-deco building in Miami-Beach.