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Natchez, Mississippi Day 7 (GA438)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 5,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in La Conner, Washington. I’ll depart here September 10th..

 

 

 

Since my RVing life is changing (see above), I’m starting to re-visit previously visited places. So rather than constantly re-blogging past entries, I’ve decided to do something different.

This entry was posted March 25, 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.

 

 

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

 

 

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…
http://wp.me/pDCku-7uq

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

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

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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…

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

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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…

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Gene really gets into his singing…

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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…

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You can see a brief video I made of Somer by clicking this link…
http://youtu.be/blQZTTVxcNU

 

 

 

 

 

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

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Sam Bass seemed to be an audience favorite…

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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…

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

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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)…
http://youtu.be/O0YgmpvLw-s

 

 

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…

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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…

 

 

 

 

 

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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/

 

 

 

TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! MARY WROTE A MANY GREAT BLOGS…SO WHENEVER SHE PUBLISHED A BLOG POSTING THE SAME DAY THAT I DID…YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ HER BLOG BY CLICKING THE BELOW LINK! DO IT NOW!

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Forecast for today is sunny and 80 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather 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 Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity 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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My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

 

 

There are more than 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

 

 

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

 

 

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

 

 

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2018

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Louisiana Country Music Opry – Ferriday, Louisiana

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Seaside RV Resort in Seaside, Oregon. I’ll depart later this morning,

Mary is at home tending to personal matters…home maintenance, family, friends, rentals, etc..  She is now scheduled to meet me July 29th in Bellingham, Washington.

A more relaxed mode..

After our 682 day on-the-go 2011-2013 circumnavigation of the United States, we have decided to slip into a more relaxed mode. In the next few months we will be traveling through areas previously explored. Unless we do something unusual, this Blog will feature a photo album from the circumnavigation and will change daily.

To read about today’s photo album location, click this link… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferriday,_Louisiana

CLICK ON THE BELOW PHOTO. ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT THE PHOTO ALBUM, SIMPLY CLICK “SLIDESHOW” AND ENJOY!

Louisiana Country Music Opry. Ferriday, Louisiana

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a sunny day at 62 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 61 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

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

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity 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 would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 500 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

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

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2014

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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…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natchez,_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…
http://wp.me/pDCku-7uq

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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

042

Gene really gets into his singing…

045

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…

046

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You can see a brief video I made of Somer by clicking this link…
http://youtu.be/blQZTTVxcNU

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

056

Sam Bass seemed to be an audience favorite…

061

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…

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

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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)…
http://youtu.be/O0YgmpvLw-s

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…

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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…

USA1NAT

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

3E23M33J85Gb5Fc5M2cc4ab5610239cb71a2b

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

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Natchez, Mississippi – Day 5

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…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natchez,_Mississippi

Yesterday was an exceptional one…so lots of photos today. I drove the Bronco the about 15 miles over the Mississippi River to Ferriday, Louisiana…a place I’ve wanted to visit for a long time, You can read about Ferriday by clicking this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferriday,_Louisiana

Directly to the right unseen in this photo is the Delta Music Museum. You can read about the museum by clicking this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta_Music_Museum

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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The only qualification to be featured is a person must have come from the Mississippi River Delta region between Memphis, Tennessee to New Orleans, Louisiana…

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In this next photo tour guide Virginia Welsh introduces me to Ferriday’s most famous three cousins…Jimmy Swaggart http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Swaggart …Jerry Lee Lewis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Lee_Lewis …and Mickey Gilley…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickey_Gilley

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The back of Conway Twittty’s denim jacket…

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Including the 30 minute video, I spent a very enjoyable 1.5 hours here. I highly recommend it to you if you are in the area. Virginia, Judith and Jean will be glad to show you around…

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Next, with assistance of the above three ladies, I was able to get an invite to the Jerry Lee Lewis Museum just six blocks away. It has been closed in recent times due to the death of a close family member. This is a living museum…by that I mean it’s in the Lewis Family home with Jerry Lee’s younger sister Frankie Jean still residing there.

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Photography is usually not allowed, but Frankie Jean said it was okay if I did not use a flash…which I never use anyways…

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Oh, how do I describe this delightful Lady???? She is a hoot!!!! Fast-taking and sounding like an excited Loretta Lynn with a super funny sense of humor. Just a neat person!!!! Jean, from the museum who had not been there before, and I spent a wonderful two-hours there as she explained many of the mementos. She is truly one unforgettable lady…it’s hard to picture her and Jerry Lee in the same room!!!!  🙂

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Here Jean examines Jerry Lee’s schoolhouse desk…

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Frankie Jean told us Jerry Lee was born in this bed…

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Jerry Lee’s first ever signed photograph…

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A statue of Elvis and Jerry Lee…

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As we were leaving, Frankie jean gave me a Jerry Lee T-shirt. Here’s the front…

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And the back…

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It will be a long time before I forget this day!!!! Here’s the official Jerry Lee Lewis website link…
http://www.jerryleelewis.com/

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…

USA1NAT

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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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

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