Journal: Australia vs. Key West

Mosquitoes, rice, and potholes. That would sum up what Heidi and I have unanimously agreed (all two of us) is the worst State in our glorious country (wave your little flag, hand over your heart). Arkansas is full of mosquitoes, rice, and potholes – and nothing else. Now I must give the state the benefit …

Blanchard Spring Caverns, AZ

The Blanchard Spring Caverns were an unexpected stop in Arkansas. While driving through the Ozarks, a huge storm hit us and we decided to pull into the Blanchard Springs area. A tour just happen to be starting when we arrived, so we took it. Definitely worth it. The rock formations in this place were unbelievable. …

Crystal Shrine Grotto, TN

Crystal Shrine Grotto in Memphis, TN was built by artist Dionicio Rodriquez in the 1930s, and was completed around 1938. On the National Register of Historic Places, this handmade cave of Bible scenes is a cool escape from the summer sun. You walk through a hole in a large concrete tree stump — Abraham’s Oak …