I’ve been meaning to do this blog post for awhile. Back when we were in Hattiesburg, MS my son got the insider’s tour of Jody’s Bakery. Jody’s Bakery is where my mom has worked for a long, long time. Anyone who lives in the Hattiesburg area knows that this is THE place to get your Mardi Gras king cake in February! (well a lot of Milwaukee folks know too) They overnight them via fed-ex in a Mardi Gras box stuffed full of beads. The favorite flavor in my house is the one with chocolate and cherries 🙂 Anyway, my son was a lucky boy that day, riding around in the jumbo mixing bowl and standing on the sacks of sugar while he ate cookies. Thanks to all who cleaned up after him when we left 🙂
Another place we took our son to let some of his energy loose was the Long Leaf Trace trail. The Long Leaf Trace is a rails to trails project that extends over 40 miles. In Hattiesburg, there’s a nice area set up with a play area and a few other things right on the Southern Miss campus. Be sure to check it out if you live down that way.