August 2006: This gallery houses images from the second of our gang’s cross-country road trips. This excursion began in Memphis, Tennessee where we visited Graceland before hopping up to St. Louis to visit friends Justin and Marisa. Then we drove west into the Arkansas mountains to visit Mountain View, the folk music capital of the world! Here, we went square dancing then lazed around town hall where musicians gather for their nightly folk jams. We continued through Little Rock, where we visited the Bill Clinton Presidential Library, Yazoo City, where we marveled at how bad a city can be, and New Orleans, where the French Quarter impressed as much as the rest of the Katrina-devastated surrounding region depressed. After passing quickly through Mobile, Montgomery, and Birmingham, I finished up the trip with stops in Orlando, Miami, and Key West, where I toured SeaWorld and Universal Studios, dined like a king on South Beach, trekked through the Everglades, and drove over a 7 mile long bridge only to find no swimmable beaches.