ocation: Shreveport Louisiana
Date: June 27 – July 10 2009
Ginger came to Shreveport ready for adventure with her new stylish suitcase that xexe and family gave her for her accessories, souvenirs and general luggage.
Shreveport and her sister Bossier City Louisiana, are home to several riverboat casinos. No trip to our area is complete without seeing these beautiful boats parked along the Red River. These pictures were taken in front of the Horseshoe Riverboat Casino and Hotel. Ginger and Dreamy had to wear their sunglasses and sunscreen, getting mighty hot around here this time of year!
In our down time, Ginger did a little posting on the ABC Lost General Board. Of course in time all her theories will prove correct, including her groundbreaking Purgatory theory.
Ginger decided to stay an extra day in Shreveport to celebrate our country's Independence Day.
Dates: July 13-21 2009Ginger comes to Arkansas to visit with Rhia. At home Ginger begs for a ride on Mr. Rhia's 1992 Harley Sportster. And gets some kitty lovins from Lacy.
Rhia lives in a part of Arkansas that is near where the state borders both Missouri and Tennessee. Here we see Ginger at the Highway 61 arch that marks the Arkansas & Missouri state line. It was built in 1924 in celebration of the forming of Mississippi County and the paving of the first major roadway in Arkansas. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas (population 18,272) doesn't boast much in the way of sightseeing. BUT the Greyhound station is a new project for the town. It is still being renovated. The community used to have an Army base and then an Air Base here. Many a soldier has seen this building! Rhia’s office is right behind it. Ginger thought it was very retro! It is also on the National Historic Registry.
The humble community of Blytheville has been inspiration to several great people such as George Hamilton who came here to promote a book at one time. And Al Feldstein, an artist and magazine editor known for working with Mad magazine, and who wrote a science fiction comic book story called “Chewed out”. The story is set in Blytheville. Feldstein was stationed in Blytheville during World War two.
Famous natives of Blytheville include people like R&B singer Dee Clark, known for his hit song “Raindrops”. And World War two hero and Medal of Honor recipient, Edgar H. Lloyd.
Next is a trip to Dyess, Arkansas (population 515). Also in Mississippi County. Dyess started out as an agricultural cooperative project as part of the Roosevelt administration's Depression-era New Deal projects. The goal was to give poor farm families a chance to make a fresh start with homes and land that they could work towards owning. Do any of you know what is in Dyess, Arkansas. Well, everywhere else in the county you might find cotton or soybean fields, gins, Wal Marts, lots and lots of open flat land, maybe a few swampy areas...but in Dyess, you find the home of Johnny Cash. He even has a street named after him as shown with Ginger. The city has been trying to raise money to create a museum...I think they may be getting close.
Ginger and Rhia also swing over to Tennessee for a day. But by the time they got to Graceland it was night time and closed. Oh so close. But still a great trip.
Thank you Rhia.