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"..A 90's Reba song echos back off the dashboard"

Drivin' down I20 , headed East. We'd well past the State line. I was antsy. Very antsy. I glanced over to my right. She was fast asleep in the passenger seat. I glanced in my rear view mirror. She, too, was fast asleep.The green state sign read," Monroe 20 miles." The billboard above boasted West Monroe and it's famous Duck Dynasty residents. My fangirl mind raced. 
Louisiana was nothin' new to me. After all many summers were spent in Southern Louisiana with family. One summer we were shipped to Grandma's while the parentals cruised the Bahamas. Still a bittersweet memory even now. Jealous of the vacation we weren't invited to but thankful. That summer fostered my love for The South and the outdoors. The rich history it possesses. Lookin' back, I'm thankful for the summer of '96. Even if my 9 year old self didn't understand it's impact at the time. 
But this part of the state. Yes, this part was new. Northern Louisiana was a vast Southern unknown to me. I didn't realize we'd be passin' this way. My mind raced. Would they realize if I veered off course? Jackson Mississippi, our destination wasn't going anywhere. It'd still be waitin'.



















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63 comments

  1. I cannot wait till we take another trip to Louisiana so we can stop by DD. Looks like a really cool place to take pics. My kids will think that is so cool. Love the pic of you in front of the sign.

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  2. So fun! Love this post! You look great by that building.

    Have a great week!
    Dee from www.thecsipoject.com

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  3. Shame on me. I've seen one episode and have not been able to get into the Ducks... I just don't get it. I'm sure they are nice peeps.. Love to hang out with them.

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    1. Aimee, I'mma need you to get yo life

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  4. Oh wow that is so cool! Louisiana is great!!

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  5. Hah. love it. Ya know, I've never seen duck dynasty!

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  6. I had no idea this place existed. Fun post!

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  7. Thanks for sharing those pictures. Looks like you had fun! I appreciate the fact that the Robertson's share their Christian faith on Duck Dynasty. Love that program.

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    1. ohh, yes ma'am. As do I. I love that they share the beliefs they have and don't back down. Whether you agree or disagree with they say you gotta admire them for that.

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  8. That's pretty cool! I'm not a DD fan myself, but I can totally appreciate how exciting it'd be to go to a place like this that is all about something you love!

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  9. Omg is that Duck Dynasty stuff? My husband and I don't have a TV so we dont' know what we're missing out on, but I've heard from many people it's a funny show. Is it a show or reality tv?

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  10. People are totally duck crazy. I've never watched a single second of the show. I think about watching it from time to time but never can commit.

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  11. Awesome! Everything Duck Dynasty. To tell the truth, I have never seen the show...

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  12. Awesome!! One of my favorite shows.

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  13. How cool is that! I watch the show on and off and I would probably be in total fan mode! LOL

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    1. amen. It's always cools to see somethin' in real life.

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  14. It is amazing how they have turned their business into this huge empire!

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  15. I live in Louisiana and have not ventured upstate yet to see duck dynasty empire :)

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    1. Haah. I imagine it looses it's appeal when you are from LA. I remember my dad tellin' me of places he didn't visit till he was in college, like New Orleans, cause it was so touristy.

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  16. You're making me want to take another trip to LA!

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  17. I've never been to Louisiana before, great pictures.

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    1. You should go sometimes. It's such a fun place

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  18. whoa.. Duck Dynasty has totally taken over. I've only been to New Orleans a few times.. but that was it. I'd love to check out other parts. :)

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    1. Oh yes, So different. NO is Southern Louisiana. It's like a whole other world

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  19. haha that is so awesome! I would be geeking out like crazy.

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  20. This is so crazy that it's so big now! I remember seeing the advert for this when it first launched and thinking - oh gosh another crazy programme from the states (I secretly love it).

    Katie <3

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  21. I haven't watched Duck Dynasty in a long time but that's so fun! I would have totally detoured too!

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  22. I would be lying if Is aid I wasn't jealous! We love Duck Dynasty!

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  23. I am jealous. We love Duck Dynasty in this house. So cool!

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  24. Not a fan of the show but looks cool

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  25. We just recently started watching Duck Dynasty so I would have totally stopped too! It's fun seeing something in real life after watching it on TV!

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    1. Exactly! And it was right near us so why not stop off for a few mins

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  26. This looks fun. My Grandpa loves this show and would melt if he got to see this !

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  27. aww awesome!! Love the deer antler handles!

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  28. Haha! That's hilarious! I have never seen the show, but i'm sure it's hilarious!

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  29. Hahaha! This is great! Duck Dynasty is such a ridiculous and fun show!

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  30. thanks for sharing great pics of such a unique part of the country!

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  31. I used to dig Duck Dynasty until they made those hate filled remarks about gays and Blacks... great photos though.

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    1. Hmm, I try not to worry about others personal lives and just make sure I am doin' right by mine. Cause in the end I can only speak for myself when I get to them pearly gates.

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  32. My boyfriend is a huge duck commander fan. He would be so jealous! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. I haven't seen the show because it's not in our cable channels here in Ecuador. But I've heard a lot about it. And I would love to visit Louisiana. It seems such an exotic place!

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    1. Dependin' on what part of the state you go to it really is

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  34. I haven't watched the show. I've heard it's hilarious!

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    1. Ohh yes ma'am. They be havin' me rollin'

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  35. This is too cool! I had to show my fiance all your photos because he loves DD!

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  36. I have to admit that I am not a fan of the show. But, your pics looks really cool.

    Thrifting Diva
    www.thriftingdiva.com

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  37. I live in Dallas but I'm from MS so I'm no stranger to I-20. Next time I'm passing through Louisiana, I'll have to check it out. Thanks for this!

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  38. So fun!! Did you smell that horrible smell going into the town, though? Lol. It was rank! But we enjoyed visiting Duck Commander. The paintings on the concrete is new since I’ve been there. Pretty cool! Did you go to the Duck Diner? We didn’t….couldn’t get any darn cell service to get directions! haha

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