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Old Country Store Restaurant – Lorman, Mississippi

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Thunderbird RV Resort along the bank of the Skykomish River in Monroe, Washington. I’ve been here a number of times over the past years and always enjoy it here. I’ll depart later this morning.

Mary is at home tending to personal matters…home maintenance, family, friends, rentals, etc..  She has made her flight reservations 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/Lorman,_Mississippi

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

DO NOT MISS THE VIDEO AFTER THE PHOTOS!

Old Country Store Restaurant, Lorman, Mississippi

Click this link for a special dessert treat from owner Arthur Davis…
http://youtu.be/L6fhj5-qpi8

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS AND VIDEO.

Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny day at 83 degrees. Forecast for today is cloudy/sunny and 71 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 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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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/

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Grand Gulf Military State Park, Mississippi – Day 2

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 parked at the Military State Park in Grand Gulf, Mississippi. I expect to depart from here tomorrow morning.

Yesterday, on a cold, windy and rainy day, I drove the Bronco about 50 miles in search of a couple of ghosts from the past.

The first is Windsor Ruins. Set 10 miles from the nearest main road where access is by a narrow, winding and hilly road. It struck me as being remote even by today’s standards. Completed in 1861 it was the largest antebellum Greek Revival Mansion ever built in the State of Mississippi. The mansion burned to the ground by accident in 1890 after being occupied by both Confederate and Union forces and all that remain are 23 columns. All photos and drawings were destroyed in the fire. I urge you to take the time to read its intriguing history by clicking this Wikipedia link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windsor_Ruins

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…

On a brochure I found this drawing attributed to a soldier in 1861…

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Here’s an artist’s interpretation…

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And here is what I saw at the site…

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This is a most unusual place to visit. I was left with a cold and eerie feeling.

Continuing on many miles of back-country sandy/muddy roads without any signs for help, I stumbled upon my second unusual quest. However, today is laundry day for me, so I’m saving that story for tomorrow’s Blog entry.

After finding my second quest, it took me about 10 miles more of those back-country roads to finally reach U.S. Highway 61 and the Old Country Store Restaurant, where owner Arthur Davis claims to make heavenly fried chicken. I just had to stop and find out if it was true.

The building has been there since 1875 and has housed many businesses. It was quite different from what I expected. Here are some photos that I took…

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I was not expecting such a large interior and the white cloth tablecloths…

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He says…I hope you brought your appetite! The all-you-can-eat lunch buffet is served from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. The buffet includes fried chicken and other meats (sometimes catfish and ribs), tossed salad, cucumber/tomato salad, potato salad, coleslaw, mac & cheese, corn on the cob, green beans, turnip greens, dirty rice, field peas, sweet potatoes, dressing and cornbread for only $10.95

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He showed me a number of magazine and newspaper articles that have been written about him in his 15 years of business. Here is his brochure…

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I had three helpings. No need for supper last night…

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I’m not normally a dessert eater…but when he mentioned the hot peach cobbler with the melting ice cream…I just could not resist…

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Here’s a special extra you won’t get at other eateries…Just click the YouTube link…
http://youtu.be/L6fhj5-qpi8

Lorman is located on Highway 61 about 40 miles south of Vicksburg,

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

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