Wait. What? There are Tamales in Mississippi?

Turns out the traditional Mexican dish is hugely popular in The Delta and has a long history here. The origin is a bit of a mystery that dates back over a hundred years, either migrant farm workers, soldiers returning from the Mexican-American War, or the original natives introduced… CONTINUE READING >> 

Turns out the traditional Mexican dish is hugely popular in The Delta and has a long history here. The origin is a bit of a mystery that dates back over a hundred years, either migrant farm workers, soldiers returning from the Mexican-American War, or the original natives introduced… CONTINUE READING >> 

Scaling the Donut Tower


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At The Blue & White, what really caught our eye was their signature dessert… The Donut Tower. Two hot caramelized donuts filled with ice cream and topped with whipped cream and chocolate sauce. Don’t see how anyone could have the blues while… CONTINUE READING >>


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At The Blue & White, what really caught our eye was their signature dessert… The Donut Tower. Two hot caramelized donuts filled with ice cream and topped with whipped cream and chocolate sauce. Don’t see how anyone could have the blues while… CONTINUE READING >>

Southern Comfort Zone

Traveling up the Mississippi River from New Orleans on the Great River Road, we encountered the epitome of the Old South. All along the river north to Baton Rouge, Plantation Country lives on in well preserved splendor. Cotton was not king down here, unlike the plantations throughout the rest of The South, these gave us some… CONTINUE READING >>
Traveling up the Mississippi River from New Orleans on the Great River Road, we encountered the epitome of the Old South. All along the river north to Baton Rouge, Plantation Country lives on in well preserved splendor. Cotton was not king down here, unlike the plantations throughout the rest of The South, these gave us some… CONTINUE READING >>

USS Cairo Ironclad at Vicksburg National Military Park


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Walking along the decks and peering into the Cairo’s inner workings, it wasn’t too hard to feel transported back to Civil War Era. The display is made all the more interesting because… CONTINUE READING >>


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Walking along the decks and peering into the Cairo’s inner workings, it wasn’t too hard to feel transported back to Civil War Era. The display is made all the more interesting because… CONTINUE READING >>

Playing a Round of Gulf

The Gulf Coast has taken more than its share of beatings, Katrina was no doubt one of the worst. We were intimately acquainted with the destruction she caused in New Orleans from our daughter’s, 23, ill-fated attempt to attend Tulane University. But the worst of the storm’s fury was felt on Mississippi’s shores.

The damage was still evident as we drove along the coast toward Biloxi. Massive broken pilings that…CONTINUE READING >>

The Gulf Coast has taken more than its share of beatings, Katrina was no doubt one of the worst. We were intimately acquainted with the destruction she caused in New Orleans from our daughter’s, 23, ill-fated attempt to attend Tulane University. But the worst of the storm’s fury was felt on Mississippi’s shores.

The damage was still evident as we drove along the coast toward Biloxi. Massive broken pilings that…CONTINUE READING >>

Gulf Coast Shrimp Boat Trip, Biloxi Mississippi


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Billed as a Living Marine Adventure Cruise, we were given a taste of what happens on a working shrimp boat.  Take a peek at the sea creatures… CONTINUE READING >>


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Billed as a Living Marine Adventure Cruise, we were given a taste of what happens on a working shrimp boat.  Take a peek at the sea creatures… CONTINUE READING >>