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Lula, Mississippi

Note: I’m now expecting to arrive in Memphis today.  Mary has made her flight reservations. She’ll meet me on Tuesday.


Yesterday I drove the motorhome the about 100 miles from Greenville to Lula, Mississippi.

With the exception of the last five miles all of the travel was on Mississippi Highway 1…also called the Great River Road…

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…


About six miles north of Greenville I stopped at the Winterville Mounds Park and Museum…


Winterville is one of the largest Native American mound sites in the United States. The people who built these massive earthworks were part of the Mississippi culture that flourished nearly one thousand years ago. Important structures such as temples and the homes of the highest-ranking members of society were built atop the mounds. Known as Mound A, the tallest mound in this park, at 55 feet is roughly the same height as a five-story building.

You can read about this park at their official website…

Here are some of the photos that I took…













Back on the road, the scenery today was somewhat more varied than yesterday. Very little traffic made for an enjoyable drive…






As you can see in the above photos, there is no shoulder along the road. I missed probably about a dozen old building photos like this one because there was no safe place to stop…


I’m in the heart of the Mississippi Blues Music Country which I will openly admit I am not a fan and consequently know nothing about. I saw a number of buildings similar the Last Call Bar and Grill…


As I passed through the little hamlet of Rosedale, I looked for the marker, but could not find it. According to local legend, a young musician by the name of Robert Johnson sold his soul to the Devil at the crossroads of Mississippi Highways 1 and 8 to achieve success. He died at age 27…hmmm. You can read about the legend by clicking this Wikipedia informational link…

Moon Lake…



I spent a quiet and peaceful night at the Delma Firmiss Hospitality Center at Lula…


and the dinette window photo…


I’ll depart for Memphis, Tennessee later this morning.

Enjoying lightly traveled roads 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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