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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 » Tunica July 27th 2013

7/27/13 - Rode around Tunica a bit, then played the slots a bit. Aleta won $41.50, but later played it away. Shelby T. put $20.00 in slots and played it away, later put $20.00 in electronic BlackJack and played for hours before loosing. Dakota stayed at the motorhome and watched TV while Briar rode with us and played in the arcades. Shelby T. fixed large lima beans, BBQ chicken, and bread. Jack and Barbara did one of the buffets. Ready to head home.... read more

North America » United States » Mississippi » Tunica July 26th 2013

7/26/13 - Leaving Hannibal, MO. to Sikeston, MO. We will have supper there, "The Home of The Throwed Rolls". They have three locations, Ozark, MO, Sikeston, MO, and Foley, AL. If you are near any of their locations, GO EAT THERE!! In St. Louis, MO we drove by the Gateway Arch. After Sikeston, we decided to drive on into Tunica, MS after having ice cream in Olive Branch, MS. Long drive, but made it fine to Sam's Town RV Park by Sam's Town Casino. Really nice full hookiup park at $17.xx per night. I did not realize how many casinos were in Tunica. There are like 10 different casinos here.... read more

North America » United States » Mississippi » Biloxi July 17th 2013

My departure from Andalusia AL on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 was uneventful. My GPS guided me over a few miles of state and county roads before I made my way onto westbound US 84/AL 12 towards Evergreen AL. There I caught I-65 to Mobile AL and I-10 to Biloxi MS where I exited onto MS 67 and some county roads to the Woodland Farm RV Campground south of Saucier MS. The owner had properly cautioned me over the phone that the location is about 20 minutes from the downtown Biloxi casinos; however, I relished the calm at the end of the day. This small park is rural and quiet and (from all appearances) is a retirement hobby and social outlet for the very accommodating owner. Thursday was properly forecast for rain for most of the day, ... read more
Even Unknown Victims Received Recognition And Names
Will Another Mansion Someday Occupy This Subtle Reminder Of Katrina?
The Foyer With A Glimpse into The Formal Sitting Room

North America » United States » Mississippi » Tupelo July 2nd 2013

Travels with Snowbirds Tuesday July 2 2013 Talladega AL to Campground at Barnes Crossing Tupelo MS All about Elvis. Today was one of the best days ever. Up early, still have not adjusted to the time change, but that’s ok. A few long check in/check up on Mommy phone calls later I was on the road by 8:30 headed north and west towards Tupelo, MS. I said goodbye to I20 in Birmingham and headed on another new road, in some places I22, in others the same road has the US78 Designation. Going thru Birmingham, it was a larger town than I thought of, it had a few tall buildings, more than Wilmington, that’s for sure. Just west of Birmingham the topography changed. The rolling hills were still there, but longer and steeper, if that makes any ... read more
Bedroom of 2 room Shotgun House
Other end of Bedroom

North America » United States » Mississippi » Vicksburg June 10th 2013

In Vicksburg, MS -- Kota waoke up at 10:40AM wanting to go to the pool. :-) We all made the pool and then Aleta went to the casino while Shelby, Dakota, and Briar went to the Vicksburg Military Park (renamed to be politically correct, I guess). Aleta made her donation and returned to the motorhome. Shelby, Dakota, and Briar enjoyed the park, the cannons, the monuments, the Cairo ( an ironclad which was raised from the river. Had supper from Subway. Kids went back to the pool, Briar rode his bicycle in the park.... read more

North America » United States » Mississippi » Tupelo April 25th 2013

Aug. 20, 2012 My husband and I traveled to the town of Tupelo, Mississippi for the sole reason it is the birthplace of Elvis Presley. We arrived in the late afternoon at the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum. Once again we were limited on time, so we decided to skip the museum but purchsed tickets to see the inside of the two room house where Elvis was born. Once we entered the small house we were greeted by a friendly woman who shared her knowledge of the house. Directly across from the house was the church Elvis attended as a child. Church services were being held. Along the walkway, events dealing with the first thirteen years of Elvis' life are displayed as well as a statue of a young Elvis and a car similiar to one ... read more
House where Elvis was born
Statue of Elvis
Church Elvis attended as a child.

North America » United States » Mississippi » Vicksburg February 28th 2013

ON THE AMERICAN QUEEN - VICKSBURG Vicksburg was incorporated in 1825 in honor of a Methodist minister, Newitt Vick, and was a prosperous city until the 47 day siege during the Civil War. There are several interesting museums in this small city, with a great deal of emphasis on the Civil War and the river. There are also several hills in town. Walking downhill is a lot easier than going up. It was a beautiful day today with sunshine and temperatures in the low 60’s. The hop on - hop off tour had seven stops. The first I got off at was the Old Depot Museum which had a nice diorama of the siege and several models of ships. Also, a working model train exhibit was well done. My next stop was the Old Court House ... read more

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

North America » United States » Mississippi » Biloxi December 31st 2012

December 27-30, 2012 We left 10” of snow in the driveway on December 27th and began our drive to Louisville where we would take the 10:30 flight on Vision Airlines to enjoy a complimentary three night stay at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. The normally two hour drive took an excruciatingly three what with stopped traffic on I65 which caused us to decide to take US 31 as an alternative. Unfortunately, 31 was still snow-covered with extremely heavy traffic. We made a detour to Horseshoe South to enjoy a late lunch/early dinner at the Paula Deen Buffet and some free play before completing the drive to the airport. This was our first trip on one of the complimentary junkets. Beverage service on the charter flight was a little different than on a ... read more

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