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Things You May not Know about Mississippi

Jackson is one of only FOUR cities IN THE WORLD sanctioned by the International Theater-Dance committee to host the International Ballet Competition, with Moscow, Varna, and Helsinki being the other three. Mississippi is also the home of many scientific and technological advances not the least of which were the first human heart and first lung transplants in the …

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Things You May Not Know about Florida

Not only does Florida have the most coastline of any state in the continental US, but it is also the only state that borders both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. It is also the southernmost state in the US. Florida has 161 state parks and 10 state trails. Most charge a nominal …

50 Dangerous Gulf Coast Animals

50 Dangerous Gulf Coast Animals

The following is a list of 50 dangerous gulf coast animals that you need to be aware of if you live here or visit our beautiful gulf coast. I enjoy watching nature programs from the comfort of my home and thinking about how happy I am to be living where we don’t have to worry …

Three Beautiful Alabama Waterfalls Road Trip

As much as I love living along the Gulf Coast, it is wonderful to take the opportunity every now and then to explore more of our beautiful state. This weekend, my aunt and I decided take my Transit Connect van to check out a few of the many waterfalls that are so abundant in Alabama …

Pascagoula River Audubon Center

Emily and I spent the morning in Moss Point, MS at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center buying native species plants, admiring the hummingbirds and taking in the trails and nature center. We especially enjoyed the trail down to the boat launch and plan to come back on a kayaking trip in the near future. You …

My New 2020 Ford Transit Connect Van

Back in August, I traded in my seven-year-old Ford Escape for a brand new Ford Transit Connect Van. I really want to do a lot more weekend road trips and local photo/art adventures. A van will give me the room I need to haul materials, have a mobile office, and camp out overnight saving money …

Mardi Gras Masks, Mandalas, and More Adult Coloring Book Celebrating Carnival Season on the Gulf Coast

Mardi Gras is a big deal along the Gulf Coast from Pensacola west to New Orleans. Here in the US, the tradition arrived in 1699 with the LeMoyne brothers, Iberville and Bienville as they and their crew set out to settle and defend France’s claim in the new world. The first real celebrations started in …

Rat Rods and Vintage Cars Coloring Book

Back in March, I was invited to be the photographer at a local Mardi Gras Parade for the Fowl River society the Order of the Rolling River. It was a last minute assignment as their previously hired photographer had become ill and was unable to do the event. In addition to the parade floats, there …

New WebHosting Provider

After numerous issues with the Bluehost account I used for years with this domain, I have transferred my domain name to GoDaddy. It looked for a minute like my posts would migrate, but they didn’t, so I’m just starting from here.