Bill had a high school reunion in Lake Charles, Louisiana. We took the scenic route via southern Missouri's springs and mills, Graceland in Memphis, the Natchez Trace parkway and battlefield sites, Opelousas and the heart of Cajun country. While in Lake Charles, we visited an art gallery and swamp trail in Orange, TX. The way home included a tour of the Talimena Scenic highway in the Winding Stair mountains of Oklahoma and a stay at Hidden Valley Guest Ranch near Eureka Springs.
Pages below have thumbnails of our pictures; you can click on them to get a bigger version.
Springs & mills in southern Missouri
Memphis & Natchez Trace Parkway scenes
Lake Charles & Orange pictures
Talimena Hiway pictures
Hidden Valley Ranch & Eureka Springs area
Here's a map of the trip:
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