Tag: Travel
Hunting Island Jennifer Cripps

On our recent trip to South Carolina to attend our son P├Ątrick’s Marine Graduation ceremony we took a side trip to shoot some coastal photos. Hunting Island is a 5000 acre State Park located near Beaufort, South Carolina. This secluded semitropical barrier island has been spared the encroaching development ubiquitous throughout the Lowcountry. The island was once a hunting preserve

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Grand Gulf Cemetery

On a recent photo shoot in the Vicksburg, Mississippi area, my wife and I decided to stop by and photograph two very old cemeteries. The first is the Cedar Hill Cemetery a.k.a. City Cemetery in Vicksburg. The other is the Grand Gulf Cemetery located in the Grand Gulf Military Park. After returning home, I thought it would be fun to

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Windsor Ruins Photo by John Cripps

Windsor Ruins are the remains of one of the great antebellum mansions located along the Mississippi River. It can be accessed off Rodney Road, near Port Gibson, in Claiborne County, Mississippi. At a quick glance you might think the great home was burned, as were so many others, by Yankee soldiers during the War of Northern Aggression. However, it was

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John Cripps children at Okatoma Creek

Great Family Fun at Okatoma Creek I’ve been taking my children to Seminary Canoe Rental on Okatoma Creek for 13 years now. It is some of the best family fun in South Mississippi. The Okatoma Creek float is eight miles of pure bliss. There are many stretches of quiet, peaceful creek with an old growth canopy of hardwoods. To keep

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Cripps Family Caribbean Cruise

Jennifer and I took the four remaining children in the household, along with step-mom, on a five day cruise to the Yucatan Peninsula. While in Cozumel, we took a taxi down to Paradise Beach and snapped some great shots. The next day in Progreso, we took a side trip to the Mayan ruins at Dzibilchaltun where there were numerous great

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