We left on a rainy morning. It was cloudy, dreary, and wet. But we were on our way toward sunshine, and it couldn't come soon enough! Driving through hours of wind and rain was a small price to pay for four days of warm sunshine...

The last time we went back to our Mississippi hometown, I forgot my camera. So I made sure I had it with me this time. And carried it around with me nearly the whole time we were there, perhaps unnecessarily. But I'd rather have it...