Natchez, Mississippi – Day 9

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 I drove the Bronco the about two miles to Main Street hoping to catch the essence of the downtown Natchez area in photographs. It was a sunny, windy and cold day. I parked the Bronco on the corner of Main and Union Streets and started walking the about six blocks west towards the Mississippi River.

First stop was at St. Mary’s Basilica which you can read about by clicking this link…

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…











Yes…there are tourist carriages in Natchez…


A little further down Main Street is the Eola Hotel. I’ll go inside on my return trip on the other side of the street in a few minutes. You can read about the Eola Hotel by clicking this link…


A touch of New Orleans is not surprising to find here…


A little further along, the Grand Hotel is on the other side of the street. I’ll go inside on my return trip. The other side of the hotel faces the Mississippi River. You can read about the Grand Hotel by clicking this link…


I reach Bluff Park which overlooks the Mississippi River. From my view-point I can see another steamboat has arrived. The second riverboat in the background is the Isle of Capri Floating Casino which stays permanently moored in that spot. I’ll go see the new arrival after I finish this walk…




I cross Main Street. Let’s go into the Grand Hotel…


How about a couple of reflection photos first…



Okay…let’s now go inside. First thing I notice is this beautiful painting of the Mississippi River…





Back outside and heading back to the Bronco. If you took the time to read the first link about Natchez at the start of this Blog…you would have read this information…

In the early 1960s, after the admission of James Meredith as the first black to the University of Mississippi, Natchez was the center of Ku Klux Klan activity opposing integration and the civil rights movement. E. L. McDaniel, the Grand Dragon of the United Klans of America, the largest Klan organization in 1965,[21] had his office in Natchez at 114 Main Street. In August 1964, McDaniel established a klavern of the UKA in Natchez, operating under the cover name of the Adams County Civic and Betterment Association.

Here’s a photo of the building now at 114 Main Street. Looks old enough to have been there in 1964…


Continuing on…let’s go inside the Eola Hotel…





Back on the street I pass a Mississippi Blues Trail marker sign…


Getting back near my starting point…



Now you know all about downtown Main Street in Natchez, Mississippi. Let’s go see the steamboat. Upon arrival I find out it’s the Queen of the Mississippi…which you van read about by clicking this link…






The End! 🙂


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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2 thoughts on “Natchez, Mississippi – Day 9

  1. dreamjosie

    I especially liked your photos today. Liked your little comments with each like “such and such across the street I’ll go inside when I get there”. I felt like i was walking the way with you. I’m not a religious person, but always enjoy the beauty and architecture of churches and also take pictures of them. Yours were beautiful today.

    • ramblinmanjimj

      Thank you for your nice comments. It brings me joy to know others enjoy traveling along with me vicariously.

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