The Hensley Hitch and Fred’s Lounge

You know a bar’s gotta be good if it’s only open half of one day a week, right? Ville Platte radio station KVPI 1050 AM broadcasts a live Cajun music show from Fred’s Lounge every Saturday morning from 9:00 to 11:00. The lounge opens an hour before the show….

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Birding

Fountainbleau State Park in Mandeville, Louisiana, off blue highway LA 22, is a fine place for birding. The lake has too many gulls to identify, lots of those wonderfully clumsy fishermen we call the brown pelican, all kinds of ducks, and assorted wading birds. On land you’ll see spectacular red-headed woodpeckers, nearly fluorescent bluebirds, mockingbirds, […]

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Killer

The name is Jackson. And you best know: I’m a killer. We have been in our 28’ Airstream for seven weeks now. Before, we had always lived in apartments or houses. In stick and brick dwellings roaches were the more likely pest than mice. I haven’t had to poison or trap a mouse in twenty […]

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Spinach and Parmesan Frittata

It’s not easy to find simple food that is easy to cook, inexpensive, and tasty. But it’s out there. We discovered this simple egg dish on a cold rainy day last week. The Kat likes it so much she would eat it every other day. But for me, once a week is enough. Epicurious published […]

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Bogue Chitto

For the past five days Kat, Jackson, and Pink have camped at Bogue Chitto, a south Lousiana state park off blue highway LA 25.   It’s ten miles north of Folsom (not the one with a famous prison) and six miles south of Franklinton.  Bogue sounds like Bogart’s nickname, and Chitto rhymes with “ditto”, not “Cheeto”.  […]

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Pink

Pink is special. Not athletic like most Springers, but more empathetic than any others I’ve known. She likes kittens and has tried to adopt them. Not a perfect soul, she has prejudices: Muscovy ducks and shelled creatures, especially tortoises and armadillos. She’s forever hungry, perhaps from her time of near starvation. To a dog, food is currency.

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Adios, Norm

There were albums full of pictures of Norm, his buds, and some of the kids he had coached. Everybody loved this guy. I wish we had met him. He went out doing what he loved to do, living the RV life and enjoying the great outdoors

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