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FRIENDS ALONG THE WAY
This is the story of our cross-country trip & the interesting people and places we encounter. 
I mean, the two of us.. driving a BIG ol' truck.. pulling a monstrous RV.. 
What could possibly go wrong?

April 30, 2018

One of the things Lorraine and I enjoy doing when staying in an area is visiting the local cemetery. We enjoy reading the poignant inscriptions, piecing together the relationships and looking at interesting gravestones. Not only does it help keep a healthy perspective...

April 23, 2018

"Southern hospitality", I have heard of this phenomenon for many years. Spending most of my life in the Northeast, I tended to be doubtful of its true existence (similar to stories one hears of Bigfoot, or Loch Ness, or Vegetables being good for you). But I am most ple...

April 19, 2018

Sometimes you meet the most interesting people in the most unusual ways; at the intersection of the right place and the right time... and wearing the right t-shirt.

This happened recently as we strolled the sunny streets of downtown Natchez. Searching for an afternoon...

April 13, 2018

Sometimes deciding where to stay is similar to throwing a dart against a map. Although we usually know the general direction, and radius (usually a three-hour drive time), we rarely know anything about the area other than what people say on the internet. But reviews ca...

April 8, 2018

"Folks livin' in the delta fear two things: God and the Mississippi River."

After spending several days in the delta region, it is easy to see why this statement is true. The Mississippi is the economic life-blood of this region (and the country) and is a constant buzz...

April 4, 2018

Lorraine and I spent a day in New Orleans' charming Garden District. Walking these oak-shaded streets and brick-lined sidewalks takes you back in time to the city's antebellum period when wealthy plantation owners built impressive homes surrounded by well manicured law...

April 3, 2018

We finally made it to Louisiana!

We set up camp at Bayou Segnette State Park about twenty minutes outside of the city.  This was our first time staying in a state park. The park was great but, like most state parks, they do not offer sewer hook up (they have a dump stat...

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