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Travel Blogs from Natchez
We started off with the Vicksburg Battlefield Park which is a 16 mile drive through the actual area of the battlefield and there are monuments and markers to the various commanders, divisions and states involed in the battle. Twenty thousand lost their lives in the battle which is considered the deciding battle of the civil war. The Union forces …
... to my front wheel wildly snaking left and right while the bike is traveling forward :-( .
I spent a lot of time in the countryside away from the highway today and even did about 30 miles of the Natchez/Trace Parkway. I did the Parkway last year on my September trip and managed to ride into a tropical storm. This years rain is mild compared to that.
Saw quite a few animals today including two deer bounding across the road ...
... 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.
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... lodged in the roof of one of the rooms - a bomb went off in the 70s and the pencil literally shot up in the air and got stuck in the roof! We went up the tower and checked out the view from the observation deck.
Then over the state lines and into the state of Mississippi. Not the easiest state in the world to type correctly! Our main stop for lunch and our overnight stay is the town of Natchez. Its a tiny little town ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking