Did Robert Johnson Really Make a Deal with the Devil?

We continue our series of social distance friendly travel ideas with a look at our trip along The Mississippi Blues Trail several years ago. Markers highlight the history of blues pioneers and stars from the delta to Chicago.
A young Robert Johnson was hanging around the locally renowned bluesman Son House and the elder musician told the kid he needed to do some serious practicing if he was going to be any good. Johnson disappeared for a while, when he returned House supposedly said that he must have made a deal the devil… CONTINUE READING >> 

We continue our series of social distance friendly travel ideas with a look at our trip along The Mississippi Blues Trail several years ago. Markers highlight the history of blues pioneers and stars from the delta to Chicago.
A young Robert Johnson was hanging around the locally renowned bluesman Son House and the elder musician told the kid he needed to do some serious practicing if he was going to be any good. Johnson disappeared for a while, when he returned House supposedly said that he must have made a deal the devil… CONTINUE READING >> 

Our Favorite Great American Road Trips

All of these extraordinary expeditions offer the opportunity to see the USA while still maintaining safe social distancing. Looks like that will be the way to travel in 2020.
We all recall those glorious days of yesteryear with the station wagon packed to the gills, miles of billboard bingo, and endless Are we there yet?s.
Whether we were the kids, or when we had the kids, those memories are an indelible part of our American summers. Guess what? Those intrepid explorations don’t have to end just because the offspring have moved out… CONTINUE READING >>

All of these extraordinary expeditions offer the opportunity to see the USA while still maintaining safe social distancing. Looks like that will be the way to travel in 2020.
We all recall those glorious days of yesteryear with the station wagon packed to the gills, miles of billboard bingo, and endless Are we there yet?s.
Whether we were the kids, or when we had the kids, those memories are an indelible part of our American summers. Guess what? Those intrepid explorations don’t have to end just because the offspring have moved out… CONTINUE READING >>

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 >> 

Singin’ the Blues Trail in Mississippi

So, what song is stuck in your head right now?

Chances are that whatever it is, it has ancestors from Mississippi.

Travel with your GypsyNesters as we roll down the Mississippi Blues Trail as we discover the legend behind Robert Johnson selling his soul to the devil at the Crossroads, stay at the most unique inn we’ve ever seen, eat tamales and BBQ, take on a Donut Tower, visit a REAL juke joint and learn how the Blues influenced… CONTINUE READING >>

So, what song is stuck in your head right now?

Chances are that whatever it is, it has ancestors from Mississippi.

Travel with your GypsyNesters as we roll down the Mississippi Blues Trail as we discover the legend behind Robert Johnson selling his soul to the devil at the Crossroads, stay at the most unique inn we’ve ever seen, eat tamales and BBQ, take on a Donut Tower, visit a REAL juke joint and learn how the Blues influenced… CONTINUE READING >>

Shackin’ Up in Clarksdale


Clarksdale, Mississippi is home to one of the most unique inns we’ve ever encountered, The Shack Up Inn. This collection of sharecropper shacks on the old Hopson Plantation look like they haven’t been touched in decades, but inside… CONTINUE READING >>


Clarksdale, Mississippi is home to one of the most unique inns we’ve ever encountered, The Shack Up Inn. This collection of sharecropper shacks on the old Hopson Plantation look like they haven’t been touched in decades, but inside… CONTINUE READING >>

Craving King Biscuits

Back in 1941, on KFFA, King Biscuit Time, named for the sponsor King Biscuit Flour, began its run and has since become the radio show with the largest number of broadcasts ever. Everyday at 12:15, to coincide with worker’s lunch breaks, The Blues is still sent out across The Delta… CONTINUE READING >> 

Back in 1941, on KFFA, King Biscuit Time, named for the sponsor King Biscuit Flour, began its run and has since become the radio show with the largest number of broadcasts ever. Everyday at 12:15, to coincide with worker’s lunch breaks, The Blues is still sent out across The Delta… CONTINUE READING >> 

Po’ Monkey’s – A Real Juke Joint

Juke joints were extremely influential in the spreading of blues music and used to be everywhere across The Delta. With the rise of recorded music, the jukebox became the entertainment of choice… CONTINUE READING >> 

Juke joints were extremely influential in the spreading of blues music and used to be everywhere across The Delta. With the rise of recorded music, the jukebox became the entertainment of choice… CONTINUE READING >> 

Rockin’ Blues in Clarksdale, Mississippi!

The idea here is to show the progression of The Blues and how it gave birth to so much of our current music. This is accomplished by using a most amazing collection of records and memorabilia laid out as… CONTINUE READING >> 

The idea here is to show the progression of The Blues and how it gave birth to so much of our current music. This is accomplished by using a most amazing collection of records and memorabilia laid out as… CONTINUE READING >>