Exploring the Headwaters of the Mississippi – Lake Itasca, MN


I have always wondered where some of America’s largest rivers originate.  We’ve hung out around many rivers – big and small – yet we’ve never seen the actual place where any of them originate.  Now that we’re in Minnesota I can finally visit the beginning of the celebrated Mississippi River.  My first glimpse of the Mighty Mississippi was in New Orleans where the […]

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Biloxi Blues, Mississippi

Beau Rivage Casino

My friend Emma, whom I have not seen in a decade, lives in Biloxi, Mississippi.  Seeing her was a great reason to stop by the city known as the “Playground of the South” for a few days.  Sitting along the shores of Mississippi’s gulf coast, the city of Biloxi has been a favorite vacation destination for decades, with beautiful sandy […]

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