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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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East Texas Hot Links

pittsburg-signWhen traveling we look for the unique, interesting and out of the way places and foods. Think and act like a local is our motto. So we are in east Texas and everyone says “you have to try hot links”. Being from south Louisiana we are familiar with hot and are always open for new experiences. Well this one was different. Continue reading

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Texas Depression Era Roadside Park – Mt. Vernon, TX

parkTexas is a BIG state and in the 1930s it must have seemed even larger when traveling. This was a time when cars traveled slower with no air conditioning or other comforts. Stopping and resting was important for the occupants as well as the vehicle. The State of Texas realized this and began building roadside parks during the depression. Using young labor through the National Youth Administration, over 600 parks were built throughout Texas. Continue reading

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