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new mexico; gran quivira; indians; indian; spanish; historic; ruins; archeology; pueblo; salinas; pithouses; masonry; village; house; explorers

Salinas Pueblo Missions – Gran Quivira

Along the Salt Missions Trail – Part 2 New Mexico’s rich history is full of many transformations.  In the central area of New Mexico lay three Salinas Pueblo Missions ruins: Quarai, Gran Quivira and Abo. Gran Quivira, also known as...

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Rosedown Gardens – Two Women’s Passion for Beauty

Their Creative Vision Still Blooms I’ve lived in Louisiana for almost 12 years.  Without a doubt, my favorite season here is spring. When the azaleas start blooming, I’m out the door to visit some of the plantations and botanical gardens....

abita, mystery, museum, abita springs, louisiana, shards, unusual, weird, atlas obscura, house, collection, wacky, culture, absurd, ufo,

The Day I Entered An Alternate Reality – Abita Mystery House

Enter At Your Own Risk! There aren’t many times I’ve been left speechless in amazement, but the Abita Mystery House did just that.  On a day trip with my friend Patricia, we found this old gas station turned museum entrance...

cafe des amis; zydeco; dancing; mimosas; bloody marys; louisiana; cajun; country; restaurant; cafe; saturday; morning; bar; beaux bridge; band; music; party

Who Says Only Nights Were Made For Dancing?

Dancing the Morning Away – Cafe Des Amis I’ve learned so many new things from living in Louisiana the past 10 years.  I’m a northern gal by birth, but a lover of cultures in my soul.  Friends mentioned Cafe Des...

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