Natchez, Mississippi – Day 7

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.

The motorhome is still parked at the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1662 in Natchez, Mississippi.

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…,_Mississippi

Yesterday was laundry day…not a particularly interesting Blog topic. So, Instead I’ll share with you what I did on Saturday night. Once again I drove the Bronco the about 15 miles to Ferriday, Louisiana where I was first on Friday to visit the Delta Music Museum. If you missed that Blog posting, here’s the link…

At the invitation of Judith Bingham, Director of the Delta Music Museum, I went to the Arcade Theater to see the Louisiana Country Music Opry. This wonderful event takes place every fourth Saturday at 7:00 PM.

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…


Ferriday is a town of about 3,000 people. The Arcade Theater sits only about 125 people and everyone knows everyone…


Prior to the show Judith took me backstage to meet Somer Lance, famed rock n roller Jerry Lee Lewis’s grand-daughter who performed that night. I also got to meet Gene King, the leader of the band…


In this photo, Judith welcomes everyone and encourages them to visit and thank the show’s sponsors. She even introduced me to the audience…


The Gene King Band is the regular band for the Opry. It features four guitars, electric, steel, acoustic and bass in addition to a keyboard and drums. They have a real nice sound…


Gene really gets into his singing…


Somer really belts out a tone…must be some of the Jerry Lee Lewis blood. I find no indication on the Internet where she takes advantage of her Lewis background name…



You can see a brief video I made of Somer by clicking this link…

I missed the name of this almost 14 year-old performer. Her grandfather is playing the steel guitar in the background…


Sam Bass seemed to be an audience favorite…


Just before a 15 minute intermission, Judith has a drawing for door prizes. I did not win one but a nearby couple insisted on giving me their prize…a package of BBQ seasonings. Judith also told the folks how to find my Blog on the Internet. During the intermission many folks came up and said hello and Welcome to Louisiana to me. You just cannot find friendlier people than in Louisiana…


During the second half of the show Somer performed once again…


At my request, the band played one of my favorite Merle Haggard songs…what else but…Ramblin’ Fever! You can see and hear it by clicking this video link…(best enjoyed in full screen view)…

Once again after the show many folks came to me to say hello. When I went to buy the band’s CD…they would not take my money. They just insisted in giving it to me. All in all…another most enjoyable evening!!! Thank you Judith Bingham for the invitation!

On the way back to the motorhome, I took this almost surreal photo while crossing the bridge back into Mississippi…


I’ll explore more of Natchez today.

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…


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


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.

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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