Travel Blogs from Natchez
... 1940 and by then Robert had already been murdered in Three Forks Mississippi. Famed musician and prolific songwriter Willie Dixon was born in Vicksburg 1915. He played The Blue Room all right, alongside notables like Dinah Washington, Ray Charles, Louis Armstrong, even BB King. When Willie was just 21 he caught the Illinois Central Railroad out of Hazelhurst, all the way to Chicago, taking with him his love of black music and his passion to contribute to ...
We left beautiful St. Francisville this morning to come up a nearly empty highway to Natchez. The hotel is within spitting distance of that mighty river.
I'm afraid I didn't see much this afternoon, as silly Arthur Ritis thought he wanted to come for a ride too, and made his presence felt a bit too much, so while Paul went walkies, I rested ...
... then visited Longwood. Longwood is an eight-sided house, that was begun just before the Civil War. The shell, with all the brick work, and the lower floor, which they called the cellar,was also finished before the war began and construction was halted. So the Nutt family moved in, 18 months later he died, and his wife was left with 8 children to feed and cloth. She did it, but had to give up all the farms and other property except ...
We got to Natchez at lunchtime, had a salad, and then headed out to Stanton Hall.
What a beautiful old building, but again, not much of the original furniture is left. We were not allowed to take pictures inside.
If you look closely, you will see the resident owl up near the rafters. ...
... it had coming off; we found ourselves driving round and round in circles, with Tim the Sat Nav not being any help at all, as he couldn’t even locate the Trace. However, I managed to save the day by randomly choosing a road, which happily turned out to be the right one!
Once back on the parkway, Laura once again settled into cruise control mode, we turned up the country music radio (we’re actually starting to learn the words to the songs now, so we can sing ...
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