Natchez, Mississippi – Day 1

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!

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the about 110 miles from Baker, Louisiana to Natchez Mississippi. I could have taken an Interstate highway but elected the little longer back-roads route. I could have stopped at a remote Corps of Engineers campground about half-way, but it was hot and humid with no Internet signal and I knew there was an electrical outlet and a fan or air conditioning waiting for me in Natchez.

Along the way I went over the new bridge near St. Francisville. When Mary and I were in this area in 2010 we had to cross the Mississippi River on a ferry. You can read about that crossing by clicking this link…

It’s obviously a lot faster and more convenient…but not as quaint. Another piece of America’s lost.

You can read about this new bridge by clicking this link…

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…



A few more miles along the way I went through the small Village of Morganza…population 659. You can read about Morganza by clicking this link…,_Louisiana

Despite being small…it does have a claim to fame. The cafe scene portion of the 1969 classic movie Easy Rider was filmed here. If you do not remember the movie, you can refresh your memory by clicking this link…

You can watch a portion of this scene as it appears between 1:44 and 1:55 on the official film trailer video by clicking this link…

The cafe was torn down a number of years ago and all that remains is a sidewalk monument in front of where the cafe was located…



To read about the making of the movie here, click this link…

To see some photos of the making of the movie here, click this link…

To the left is a Baptist Church and the main intersection of town…


Where they still have a little old gas station…


Continuing along on Louisiana old Highways 1 and 15, the roads narrowed and have been patched over many times since they were built back in the 1930’s. This made for slow going…sometimes below 20 miles per hour. Out into the remote back country for many miles where the main occupations are farming and keeping the mighty Mississippi River in its banks.

Here are some photos…








Reaching civilization once again…I crossed the Mississippi River once again into Natchez, Mississippi…


Where I’m now parked at the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1662. Here’s the front view…


And the back view showing the swimming pool area…


And my usual dinette window shot…


Here I have a very convenient location, an electrical and water hookup along with a very fast Internet signal compliments of the Moose Club. I expect to be here about a week.

Enjoying friendly Moose Clubs 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…


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


If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
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2 thoughts on “Natchez, Mississippi – Day 1

  1. Jeff Caston (Zachary,La.)

    Love your blog ,photos and articles. Keep up the good work !

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