We have found that trying to fly to each of these locations is a logistical nightmare. And so, we do this journey as a road trip by renting a car. The round-trip mileage for this odyssey is about 2,500 miles!
Most of the photos and stories associated with these annual visits are of interest only to our immediate family. However, there are usually at least a few snapshots that others sometimes find to be mildly interesting. Shown below are a few of general-interest photos taken during our March 2013 southern visit.
The following photo was taken at sunset near Hazelton, PA while en route to NC.
|Photo taken at sunset near Hazelton, PA while en route to NC|
|Light covering of snow in the woodlands of NC during late March|
We hiked a trail just outside Wilmington, DE which was interesting in that the corridor is shared by hikers, as well as by folks on horseback. During this hike, we saw a bluebird, a red-tailed hawk, and our first wildflower of the spring season! (I'm told that the wildflower is a Lesser Celandine.)
|Collage of photos taken on hike just outside Wilmington, DE|
The following photo is a very abbreviated composite of some of the many indoor exhibits at Longwood Gardens.
|Very abbreviated composite of some of the many indoor floral exhibits at Longwood Gardens|
|Examples of wetlands and meadows on the Longwood Garden property|