history out and about

Memphis, Puppies, Elvis and Delicious Food

We stayed in Southaven, Mississippi, just a few miles south of Graceland. Southaven wasn’t much to speak of, suburban sprawl and every chain business you could possibly need. Everything was fairly new, including most the roads, some of which led to housing developments that didn’t yet exist, but luckily we were just a short drive from Holly Springs National Forest,…

out and about

The Beautiful Savannah, Georgia

Savannah itself is a gorgeous, old city filled with beautiful architecture, history and sights. Its proximity to the sea made it a strategic port city in the American Revolution and the Civil War. Like many port cities, it’s managed to thrive over the years and is a great place to visit, no matter your tastes or interest. We stayed about…

Wisteria Arch
Hiking history out and about

Jungle Gardens on Avery Island

The Lafayette area of Louisiana has quite a bit to offer in public natural areas, from wildlife preserves to state parks, but the privately owned Jungle Gardens on Avery Island is one of the best nature experiences in the region. You can’t go kayaking from its shore and it costs…

Fiddle Maker, Vermillionville
history out and about

Vermilionville Historic Cajun Village, Lafayette

We enjoy history but don’t often visit all the places we could. For example in Oklahoma City we were within walking distance of the Cowboy Museum and never went, but we have been to Dodge City and Deadwood, and we’ll hike miles to see some petroglyphs over going to a Native American…

out and about

Myriad Botanical Gardens and Bricktown, Oklahoma City

When we’re in a bigger city for a few weeks we always try and hit up the local Japanese and Botanical gardens (usually when we’ve run out of nearby hikes). On a cold and boring Sunday in Oklahoma City, our second week in town, we found the Myriad Botanical Gardens right downtown where…