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Natchez, Mississippi – Day 10

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

Today’s Blog is about dead people…

Yesterday I drove the Bronco the about five miles to my first stop of the day…the Natchez City Cemetery. It’s a rather pretty place set among rolling hills and beautiful old oak trees. Many notable people are buried here.

On the first weekend in November the cemetery conducts a tour where local citizens come dressed in period costumes. you can read about that event 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…








One of the more interesting sites is the Turning Angel. You can read that story by clicking this link…



I also found a section of Confederate dead…





Visiting local cemeteries gives me a better understanding of the region I am visiting.

Less than one mile further along the road is the Natchez National Cemetery which you can read about by clicking these two links…

I find comfort and peace in my soul walking among my fellow veterans…








I took a different road back to town and passed this gaily decorated house…


Nearby I came to the highest overlook of the Mississippi River in the area…



Next stop was at Veterans Park in downtown Natchez where stands a 31 foot high memorial to Confederate Soldiers which you can read about by clicking this link…





Final stop of the day was at the site of the Rhythm Nightclub fire back in 1940 where 209 people perished. The museum there is privately owned and adamant about its no photography rule…so I did not go inside. You can read about this tragic event by clicking these three links…





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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