Trip of a Life Time

Trip of a Life Time

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By Eric Gayland I recently enjoyed  a  4 week holiday to the Southern part of the USA.  My trip commenced in New Orleans with a 10 day Cosmos Bus Tour and the highlights included:-

New Orleans  –  A Paddle Steamer cruise on the mighty Mississippi River; the traditional jazz and amazing night life of the French Quarter.

Natchez  -  Visiting a magnificent ANTUBELLUM home (pre Civil War 1861).

Memphis  -  The emotional experience of touring Graceland and visiting Elvis Presley’s gravesite.

Nashville  - Enjoying a night of country music at The Grand Ole Opry.

Atlanta  -  The grave of Martin Luther King Jnr and the Civil Rights Museum.

Savannah  -  A trolley tour around this beautiful city which is the oldest in Georgia.

Orlando  -  ECPOT Theme Park at Disneyworld;  Seaworld, and the Kennedy Space Centre.

On completion of this tour I travelled to Miami and experienced Miami Beach, the thrill of an air boat ride through the Everglades and a great day tour to the Floria Keys and Key West , the southern most point in USA.

My final week away was spent at the gorgeous town of Aiken, South Carolina, from where I attended 3 days of the US Masters Golf Tournament at the famous Augusta National Golf Club, an amazing experience for a golf fan.  Anyone interested in a future Masters Experience can log on to Chasing Birdies.com.au for further information.  It is organised by S.E.N.Golf Commentator Mark Allen and emanates from Melbourne each year.

The whole 4 weeks was the trip of a lifetime for me.  Not many Australians include that part of America in their itineraries but I can thoroughly recommend they consider doing so.

 

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