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Travel Blogs from Natchez
... of me, one dead and doing nothing on the road. Two cracked and very dead armadillos. Birds, cows, horses and goats. I passed may farms along the way today that I could see their livestock.
I just made it into Louisiana before the last downpour started. The hotel I booked into is a 'budget' Inn and my room looks like a 60's basement (dark paneling etc). Still it's cheap and dry.
Wonder if I'll get to New Orleans tomorrow?
... 100 mansions in the tiny town built by millionaires who made their fortune by trading slaves, cotton etc along the river. Bad for them, great for us. Tried not to walk around with jaws dropped - the contrast to the previous nights made it even better. Welcome drinks, homemade cookies, a shower (luxury!), huge southern breakfast, amazing furnishings and friendly southern hosts. Watched the sunset over the river, slept in a real bed... ...
... new people. The problem: I lack spontaneity, am I working on that? Yes. Is it easy? Not by a long shot. I thrive on structure, I really do, I don't like going somewhere without a backup plan, or four, but we all have our faults. I don't want to conform, to become stuck trying to fit in with society or change who I am. I will never be ashamed of where I've come from or where I'm going. That's not me, it's never been and it never will.
Your fellow traveler, Southern ...
Welcome to Mississippi!
This morning we waved goodbye to New Orleans and set off on our Deep South tour proper. I mentioned the average age group of our tour, right? After some careful observation, we're guessing the oldest couple are in their mid 70s.. at least!
First stop for the day was Baton Rogue, which is the capital of Louisiana. Its where the state level house of reps and senate is held. Interestingly there is ...
... near milepost 386. We especially enjoyed the Emerald Mound, an eight-acre ceremonial mound built between 1200 and 1730. It is the second largest mound in the United States.
We highly recommend this drive if only you can do a few miles of it. We plan to do it again and probably more than once. We did not stop 100 times and have many more points of interest to visit.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting