Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Calista’s Diary Entry – Road Trip

Dear Diary,

I went on a road trip with my family to Mississippi. It took us 12 hours to drive there, but it was fun. I got to eat junk food in the car for once. I had chips and corn dogs. I brought a book to read and I was texting with my friends, so the ride really didn't seem that long.

My favorite part of the trip was going to the beach in Gulfport.

The house where we stayed is in the National Register of Historic Places. We learned all about the history of the house and about the history of the local community. The house is filled with antique furniture.

The furniture below belonged to a girl named Addy. We were told that the reason why this house contains Addy's furniture is because Addy was freed from slavery in 1864, which is the same year that the house was built.

I had never slept on an antique bed before. It felt really hard at first, but I got used to it.

Addy must have been a giant.

I was able to find some antique items that were just my size.

I had a lot of fun and I can't wait to go back!


  1. Who's the cute little one with Calista?

    Love the beach photo best. Thanks for the new story.

  2. Thank you EbonyNicole and Dana! The little one is named Paula. I picked her up in Hattiesburg, MS.

  3. Thank you Ms. Leo. She is a fun traveling companion. :)