Mississippi River

‘Off the Beaten Path’ Places and Experiences in Louisiana
The whole world knows about Bourbon Street, Tabasco, and Mardi Gras, but whether you've lived in Louisiana your entire life, moved away and come back only for holidays, or you're just here for a weekend, there are some really fun 'off the beaten path' spots and experiences t…
New Orleans’ Legendary Steamboat Natchez Turns 40 [Video]
The steamboat Natchez harkens back to a time when stern wheelers regularly traveled up and down the mighty Mississippi. Now, it's one of only three steamers left on the river.
The Natchez took her maiden cruise 40 years ago today (April 13th). Clarke C. "Doc" Hawley was the captain.
Morganza Floodway Displaces People, Wildlife
Shannon and I took a road trip yesterday, starting in Lafayette, taking the Breaux Bridge Highway to Breaux Bridge, and then the Grand Point Highway to Henderson.
There's always been something about the Henderson area that calms me.  Don't get me wrong; I'm  not normally a hi…
All Eyes on the Morganza Spillway
Opening the Morganza Spillway in Point Coupee Parish to protect our Mississippi River levees could mean we'll see floodwaters 5 to 25 feet deep in seven Acadiana Parishes. Some of the biggest floodwater concerns are near the St. Francisville area.  Up to five feet …