Out for a bike ride on the Natchez Trace Parkway near Ackerman, Mississippi. Photo taken yesterday!
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Madison, Mississippi... just north of Jackson.

Where are they going next? Rocky Springs Campground on the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Some special visitors arrived yesterday...

Last year in May, long distance canoer Mike Ranta and his dog Spitzi arrived at the park on their 200 day journey across Canada.

He's doing the trip again in celebration of Canada's 150th birthday and we were pleased that he decided to stop in and spend some time with us again this year. And, he's got a traveling companion with him this time. Professional photojournalist David Jackson is doing the entire trip with him and documenting their journey with some fantastic photos!

Just to refresh your memory, here's Mike's website...

https://mikeranta.ca/

We had both Mike and David in for dinner last night and they were pretty happy to get a home cooked meal and a shower! Lots of interesting conversation with some fellow travelers, and David himself is quite the interesting person to talk to as well. He's just a young guy (23), but with quite the resume already. He was invited by the Canadian Olympic Committee to photograph Canadian Olympians in Rio last summer, and was listed in Outdoors magazine as one of their top 30 under 30 outdoors enthusiasts.

David also has a website where you can view some of his fabulous photos, with some of the more recent ones from the current trip with Mike...

http://www.davidjacksonphoto.com/

Gotta go... Mike is doing a talk at the retirement home in Cabri this morning!

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The popular and highly rated "Magformers" toys are on deal of the day today...

Magformers deal of the day

And in Canada, get ready for summer with a portable room air conditioner...

Frigidaire 8000 BTU 115V White Portable Air Conditioner




2 comments:

  1. I have seen the Outdoors magazine in the library here.

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    1. You should check out some of the pictures that David takes, they are beautiful!

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