Natchez, Mississippi – Day 14

April 1, 2013

Note: Mary flew from Baton Rouge Airport, Louisiana on March 12 to her home in California. I’m hoping to get her back with me by mid-April. My current plans are to drift SLOWLY north along the Mississippi River to Memphis, Tennessee where I’ll then turn northeast heading for New England for the Summer. Can’t go north too fast because it’s still cold up there! The Mississippi River is rich in history…I expect it to be an interesting passage.

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The motorhome is still parked at the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1662 in Natchez, Mississippi. I had planned to leave Natchez today…however forecasted thunderstorms now has me leaving tomorrow.

Natchez remained mostly undamaged from the Civil War. Hence this old city with its narrow and many one-way streets remains a beautiful city. To read about Natchez, click this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natchez,_Mississippi

If you are a regular follower of my Blog postings…you know that I tend to avoid places that have a no photography edict. The policy is stupid as well put by my partner Mary which you can read by clicking this link…
http://wp.me/pDCku-7yr

In Natchez there are many antebellum mansions…all of whom have a no photography rule. So instead of patronizing and giving free publicity to those places…I instead visited the only one without a photography ban.

It’s called the Auburn Museum and Antebellum Home…circa 1812.. Besides allowing photography it is unique because it is the first of the many mansions in the Natchez antebellum period…it also has a freestanding wooden circular staircase. You can read about Auburn Museum and Antebellum Home by clicking their official website link…
http://www.auburnmuseum.org/

My thanks to Clark Feiser for making a special trip to open the home exclusively for my photographic purposes and a detailed history of the property. As far as I’m concerned…if you like photographic images of special places you visit…the Auburn Museum and Antebellum Home is the one to choose in Natchez. I’ve been in many old mansions in my years on the road and most have struck me as being cold and sterile. Not so with Auburn…it has a nice comfortable homey feeling.

Here are some of the photos that I took…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

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Be sure to see tomorrow’s Blog entry for some creative photography I did while at the Auburn home.

Enjoying historic places is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Mississippi. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

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On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

5 Responses to “Natchez, Mississippi – Day 14”

  1. A couple of years ago (2010) you could take pictures inside Longwood and Rosalie. Things have really changed since I first visited 30 years ago, but I still love Natchez.

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