Thomas Rock Scenic Overlook, A View of Lake Superior

There are so many great views in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula it is hard to single out a few, but Thomas Rock Scenic Overlook is an easy choice. It offers a great hike together with the reward of amazing  vistas including those of Lake Superior. From the venture of woods and trails to cliffs views high enough for flatlanders from South Louisiana to truly be impressed. Continue reading

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Big Bay Point Lighthouse – Big Bay MI

Death At Big Bay Point Lighthouse

OK, for a small town, Big Bay, MI has an unusual amount of suspense. Big Bay Point Lighthouse is no exception. Besides its own suicide/murder (?) it is also connected to the murder at the Lumberjack Tavern. Try and follow this… Continue reading

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Lumberjack Tavern – Big Bay, MI

Murder, Intrigue and Rape in the UP

As we RV around the country, we to expect to find breathtaking beauty, local color, and food which is different from our South Louisiana roots…but murder, intrigue and sex? We walked right into it in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The UP was everything we thought it would be – breathtaking, rural, hills, beaches, unbelievably clear lakes – the list goes on and on. What we did not expect to find was intrigue. But that is what we found in Big Bay, MI at the Lumberjack Tavern. Continue reading

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Captain’s Cove Bar and Grill – Ottawa, IL

After enjoying the Illinois Visitor Center on the Illinois River, we were looking for that special local eatery. We asked the person at the visitor center for recommendations and one was especially appealing – a local joint on the river. We headed upriver in search of Captain’s Cove. Continue reading

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Illinois Waterway Visitor Center – Ottawa, IL

Once Ole Man River is in your blood, it is there forever. So it is with us, we can never pass up a chance to enjoy river activity. Being from south Louisiana where the Mississippi is wide and treacherous, a slower calmer river always intrigues us.   Continue reading

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Civil War Interpretive Center – Corinth, MS

War is not something we think about yet it is part of our history. And the Civil War played a huge part in shaping our country. Corinth MS like many other towns was totally consumed during the war, playing a high price for its strategic location. The Civil War Interpretive Center explains why the town was so important during the war, effects to the population, and the outcome of actions involving the town and area. Continue reading

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Borroum’s Drug Store and Soda Fountain – Corinth, MS

If there is a soda fountain in our vicinity, we go. So that was how we made it to the third continually operating business in Mississippi, Borroum’s Drug Store and Soda Fountain. Dr. Andrew Jackson (Jack) Borroum began the business in 1865 after his release from a Union prison camp. Today the sixth generation of Borroums operate the business. Continue reading

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1884 Cafe at The Simmons-Wright Company – Kewanee, MS

The 1884 Cafe, located in the oldest continually operating hardware store in Mississippi, sounded like our kind of place. So through the countryside of Mississippi we went to Kewanee about 15 miles east of Meridian in search of breakfast. Continue reading

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