Natchez Eola Hotel
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... ...
... When I think of my friends, it feels like they are content, comfortable living a small town life, just as they are. I'm different, I don't want to leave this world not knowing what life somewhere, anywhere else is like. How will I ever know if I am truly happy if I don't experience new things. Most people say "the world is a scary place". I want to expose myself to these things. Call me dumb or call me adventurous, I could care less. I'm too young to pack up and leave now, ...
... only known for its antebellum (pre civil war) homes. We had lunch on the Main Street (yes, it really is that small) then toured one of the houses. Incredibly refurbished and maintained by one of the local garden societies.
Yup pretty quiet day. But definitely nice to get out on the road and learn random little facts about the states and towns we are passing through.
Onto Fat Mamas Tamales for dinner tonight!
... as a footpath by the Natchez, Chickasaw and Choctaw nations. Later it was used by the "Kaintucks" from the Ohio River Valley, who floated cash crops, livestock and other materials down the Mississippi River on wooden flatboats. At Natchez or New Orleans, they sold their goods, sold their boats for lumber, and walked or road horseback toward home via the Old Trace.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking