It's high time to get reacquainted with East Texas. Over the next several weeks, the News-Journal is setting off to explore many of the attractions and oddities that keep people entertained in the area.

Join News-Journal reporter Wes Ferguson and web editor Scott Brunner as they head out to the East Texas countryside for their series of day trips.

Day 1: Caddo Lake in a day

Preferring the back roads, we kicked up dust as the old red Jeep rumbled past rolling hills and green pastures. From a distance, the freshly cut hay fields appeared as well-manicured as any lawn.
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VIDEO: Take the trip with our two staffers

COMMENT: Do you have a day trip suggestion?