Probing Hot Springs

We rounded the corner and stood face-to-face with a large box containing several firehose-like nozzles protruding from one side, and a bevy of levers, knobs, pedals, valves, gauges and dials on the other. The whole room was tiled and waterproofed, so obviously the idea was to soak down the patient until whatever afflicted them drowned — or begged for mercy. Hey, we’d be begging as soon as Igor… CONTINUE READING >>

We rounded the corner and stood face-to-face with a large box containing several firehose-like nozzles protruding from one side, and a bevy of levers, knobs, pedals, valves, gauges and dials on the other. The whole room was tiled and waterproofed, so obviously the idea was to soak down the patient until whatever afflicted them drowned — or begged for mercy. Hey, we’d be begging as soon as Igor… 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 >>

Let Us Run This Bayou

In Louisiana, the area south of I-10 and west of New Orleans is a “whole ‘nudder t’ing.” Over the years we’ve made periodic pilgrimages and would be hard-pressed to come up with a part of this great country that we are more fond of. Through hardship and isolation, a society singular to this region has developed with its own food, music and unique language. We love spending time in amongst it all

The main factor in the… CONTINUE READING >>

In Louisiana, the area south of I-10 and west of New Orleans is a “whole ‘nudder t’ing.” Over the years we’ve made periodic pilgrimages and would be hard-pressed to come up with a part of this great country that we are more fond of. Through hardship and isolation, a society singular to this region has developed with its own food, music and unique language. We love spending time in amongst it all

The main factor in the… CONTINUE READING >>

Atchafalaya Swamp Tour in Louisiana


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At the western end of the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge of Interstate 10, an 18 mile run over Cyprus and gators, we met Ernest Couret and his little 16 ft swamp boat.  After the usual “How y’all are?” greetings we climbed… CONTINUE READING >>


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At the western end of the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge of Interstate 10, an 18 mile run over Cyprus and gators, we met Ernest Couret and his little 16 ft swamp boat.  After the usual “How y’all are?” greetings we climbed… CONTINUE READING >>