Little Hometown in YOUR Hometown
Our Little family is hitting the road and we want to hear from YOU about the "must-sees" for the cities we stop in along the way!
A LITTLE BACKGROUND
Last summer we decided to drive from New Orleans to Massachusetts to visit Jeff's family (camping along the way to reduce potential COVID exposure). It was a surprising choice for us. We never saw ourselves as cross-country road trip parents because neither one of us is particularly blessed in the patience department, haha. However, Jeff has fond memories of road trips with his family growing up, so we decided to give it a shot.
So how did 4 short-fused people with short attention spans survive the 24+ hour drive?
Y'all. We loved it. Seeing our beautiful country from the road was breathtaking, educational, and (yes) a little crazy at times. We loved it so much that we decided to do it again this summer!
This is where you guys come into the picture. One of the things I love best about my job is learning about your hometowns - asking y'all what makes it special to you, reading articles about your history and culture. My hometown of New Orleans is such an integral part of who I am and it fills my heart to see the connection our swaddles bring to some of our customers. My dream is for Little Hometown to grow with your families, to learn more about which parts of your hometowns are integral to you, and to experience the places that make your home special.
A LITTLE ABOUT US AND OUR ROAD TRIP
We are a 5 year old girl, an 8 year old boy, a 40 year old mom, and a 46 year old dad. I've done some research and have some rough ideas of places to visit, but wanted to reach out to you guys for recommendations.
This is our preliminary path from New Orleans to Massachusetts:
- Birmingham, AL: lunch and sightseeing
- Nashville: staying for 2 days/3 nights
- Bristol, VA: staying for 2 days (especially interested your favorite swimming holes in the area)
- Louisa, VA: staying for 2 days with family
- Baltimore, MD: lunch and sightseeing
So for those of you from or around these areas, where are your favorite kid-friendly dining places (any with outdoor seating)? Where are your favorite photo spots? Any fun playgrounds or sights to see off the beaten path? Best mom and pop places for local snacks and souvenirs?
We'd love to hear from you!