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North America » United States » Mississippi » Natchez April 23rd 2017

There are 15 pictures in this blog. Make sure you scroll to the end to see them all We were in search of 2 more stamps in Natchez. Remember, I took them all at the bookstore, but I knew I had to visit the actual places. We headed for Melrose Plantation. Our quest for the stamp for Friday was going to take us to two different places. Remember, I got all the stamps at the first bookstore, but knew we had to visit the sites. The first we went to was Melrose plantation. By antebellum standards this plantation was out in the country, but by today's standards it would be considered downtown. Built in the early 1800s it was the peak of southern prosperity. I think it had about five owners and was always well maintained. ... read more
Parlor.  Note 24c gold cornices
Dining room table
Shoo fly fan over dining room table

North America » United States » Mississippi » Natchez April 19th 2017

Travels with Snowbirds Quest for the Stamp 04/16 to 4/18, The first stamps My last blog was more for me to write down some thoughts ruminating in my head that I needed to purge. Today and going forward my writing will be for the readers enjoyment with an occasional history or culture lesson thrown in. Before I left Country Boys CG on Easter Sunday, I opened my ALLStays RV app to write a review. Duh. I had already written one there in 4/15. It looked kind of familiar, but not really. Is that a big senior moment or what? I liked it then and I like it now. Good thing. The local town had a Walmart, a Pilot and a McDonalds. All open on Easter Sunday and I did it all on my way out of ... read more
At Andersonville
POW wall at Andersonville

North America » United States » Mississippi » Natchez December 8th 2016

Geo: 31.5607, -91.4113A cold, blustery day with a cold snap forecast for the next several days. A hop-on, hop-off bus tour day, including a visit to a celebrity chef's house.... read more
Regina Charboneau
Regina
Stanton Hall

North America » United States » Mississippi » Natchez July 7th 2015

THE BLUES HIGHWAY: Desegregation from Clarksdale to Natchez. Cotton...gotta love it or hate it. If I was black and working the plantations in Clarksdale...slave or sharecropper...cutting my hands on the pods...reckon I'd hate it. If I was a plantation owner...had one of those stupendous mansions in Natchez...once the home of more millionaires than any other city in the World...reckon I'd love it. But I'm just a humble dancer...reflecting...pretty content with my lot. ****** The polar vortex is hitting hard...icy wind rattling our bones...whistling through the cracks in our sharecroppers shack...huddling together for warmth...conversation...and our love of the blues. Gary & Tom from Rochester, New York joining us for breakfast at Shack Up Inn. Tom is a university lecturer researching the history of the Blues...pouring over manuscripts piecing together f... read more
Clarksdale
Ground Zero Blues Club
Ground Zero Blues Club

North America » United States » Mississippi » Natchez July 1st 2015

Bonjour à tous, Déjà vous remercier, vous avez été, 131 à visiter ce blog au mois de mai, (à partir du 26) et 740 au mois de juin, encore une fois n'hésité pas à me faire part de vos remarques. Facile en haut de page, cliqué sur social et après message.et to send email. Hier au soir, je suis retourné, dans le quartier Français de la Nouvelle Orléans, mais cette fois dans Bourbon Street, LA RUE, indescriptible cette ambiance de folie. De la musique partout, partout incroyable. Avant souper peu après 19h les rues sont barrées, des orchestres installés, au milieu, et sa joue, et sa joue, malheureusement quelques fois de la musique un peu hard, mais aussi de bon jazzmans. Le souper, je me suis quand même lancé dans un po-boys. J'ai bien réussi à ... read more
District Garden
Pontchartain Bridge 38.6km
YES !!!!!!!

North America » United States » Mississippi » Natchez June 8th 2014

Taking the Blues Highway (Highway 61), I was able to get more of a feel of the sights and feelings of this vast country. It got its name from the history of blues in the Mississippi area. So of course when I saw the signs for the Blues Museum in Clarksdale, I just had to take a detour to have a look. Filled with a jumble of artefacts, some classy velvet/questionably colour choice suits, and the odd placed mannequins, it was an interesting leg stretching moment. They did have an entire room dedicated to Muddy Waters detailing his life and influences over lots of other artists. It even included his original house in which he grew up and lived. This consisted of little more that a wooden room, from which great music was made. I had ... read more
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North America » United States » Mississippi » Natchez August 9th 2013

August 9th, 2013 8:30 pm CDT Day 31 Today we got an early start 6:25 am, from College Station, TX. Well we thought we got an early start, had to stop for gas, followed the GPS!!!!!!!, got gas and GPS took us around in a big circle, passing the same gas station then finally got on the road out of College Station by this time it's 7:00 am. and still zero miles, still had 334 miles to travel. We're finally out of Texas, passed through Louisiana and are just inside the border of Mississippi , in Natchez. It was 102 degrees when we got here at 4 pm, had some rain and it dropped to 75 degrees. We had supper at " The Cock of the Walk", once a train depot. It was very good. This ... read more
Bridge
Bridge
2 bridges

North America » United States » Mississippi » Natchez August 7th 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 dawned another beautiful sunny day with highs forecast to be in the low 90s. I got an early start with hopes of completing my Pilgrim set-up before the heat of the day had arrived. The trip from Baton Rouge LA to Natchez MS via US 61 is only about 90 miles and is designated in my atlas as a scenic route for the entire distance. Scenic is a subjective term, but I will concede the drive along the mostly 4-lane divided highway was relaxing and enjoyable with minimal reminders of human intrusion. I arrived at the Plantation RV Park before I reached Natchez. The RV park is in the front end of what appears to be a mobile home community or permanently placed RVs. Although the park is located right on US ... read more
“The World That Slavery Made”
How Can A Song About A Horse Become The Louisiana State Song?
Tip ‘O The Hat To A Good ‘Ol Louisiana Country Boy

North America » United States » Mississippi » Natchez February 27th 2013

First, corrections were submitted by viewers - the correct name of the plantation I visited is Oak Alley and the passenger capacity of the American Queen is 436. My apologies! NATCHEZ, MISSISSIPPI - FEBRUARY 26 - Woke up to a cold (46 degrees), windy (15 mph), cloudy day. Sweater and jacket day and even at that you wouldn’t want to stand out in the wind any more than you had to. By the time I came back to the ship the sun was peeking through, the wind had calmed a little and the temperature raised a little. Natchez is a small city, less than twenty thousand people, but clean and has some beautiful buildings. I started my hop on - hop off tour at a large, well preserved ante bellum mansion, the Rosalie Mansion, built in ... read more
EOLA HOTEL
ST. MARY'S BASILICA
ST. MARY'S BASILICA

North America » United States » Mississippi » Natchez July 3rd 2012

Reluctantly, we left Winter Park, by far our most comfortable stop, both in terms of the weather and luxurious accommodations, and descended the mountains heading east. To give Adina a feel of Colorado's biggest city, we stopped for a walk through Confluence Park and Denver's downtown area before picking up a late morning meal and continuing on our way. Our forthcoming plans were entirely up in the air. Originally we had thought we would attempt to drive to Oklahoma City on this day, but our unanticipated time in Denver put OKC beyond our reach. Instead we drove all day across the parched Great Plains of eastern Colorado and Kansas and called it a night at a motel in Wichita. I'll just say, driving on the interstate in Kansas was frightening. You couldn't help but notice there ... read more
Adina and the Mississippi sunset
One of the antebellum style homes in Natchez
Bridge from Louisiana to Natchez, MIssisisippi with a riverboat casino in the foreground




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