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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Weidmann’s Restaurant – Corinth MS

Finding the oldest of anything was not on our agenda, but things happen when least expected. While traveling from Picayune to Corinth we happened upon quite a few oldest continually operating places: restaurant, drug store, hardware store. Whether they are or not is not as important as the adventure in finding these places. Continue reading

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Red Bluff – Mississippi’s Little Grand Canyon

Columbia, MS was just a way stop between destinations or so we thought. Arriving at Mimosa Landing Campground with a site on a bluff overlooking the Pearl River, our view for the week was exceptional. We could have just sat, relaxed and cooked our way through our stay. But that is not us and so we explored the area. As usual we realized, never underestimate what an area has to offer. Continue reading

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Red Wing Marine Museum in Red Wing, MN and a Plaquemine, LA Connection

Following the Mississippi River from headwaters to mouth was one of our favorite trips. Along the way we found interesting sites, some with connections to south Louisiana. The Red Wing Marine Museum has some unique exhibits and one has a link to Plaquemine, LA. Continue reading

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The Anderson Center at Tower View – Red Wing, MN

What is art? It is an interpretation and can mean different things to different people. Having friends who work with different mediums makes our art world varied and unique. We don’t necessarily look for “out of the ordinary”, it sometimes finds us. So it was one lovely fall afternoon as we walked through a rather unique sculpture garden. Continue reading

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Welcome Center In The Center of the State – Louisiana I-49 North of Alexandria, LA

In our travels along I-49 over the years, we would notice a Louisiana welcome center North of Alexandria. The question being, why in the middle of the state would there be a welcome center? Never stopping, our question went unanswered. We were in Alexandria, LA for a family reunion and stayed in a RV Park not far from the center, it was time to have our question answered. Continue reading

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Longleaf Vista Trail – Kisatchie National Forest – Louisiana

Little Grand Canyon of Louisiana

Facebook alerted us to the fact that each state boast a “Little Grand Canyon”. This item just happened to appear while we were in Alexandria, LA for a family reunion. Reading the article we realized we were less than an hour from Louisiana’s Little Grand Canyon. On go the hiking boots and off we go to see what this hype is all about. Continue reading

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