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Natchez, Mississippi Day 6 (GA437)

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 Bow, Washington. I’ll depart here later this morning.

 

 

 

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 24, 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

 

 

In yesterday’s Blog post, I presented how I came to meet the younger sister of famed rock n roller Jerry Lee Lewis…Frankie Jean Lewis Terrell. If you happen to miss that entry, here’s the link…
http://wp.me/pDCku-7uq

 

 

Towards the end of that initial meeting, Frankie Jean got to telling of how, when she was a young child, the Lewis Family would go out to eat at Mammy’s Cupboard…a few miles south of Natchez, Mississippi. Also, that it had been many years since she had been there.

 

 

So, I said…”What are you doing tomorrow?”. A few moments later it was agreed that Frankie Jean, Jean the tour guide from the Delta Music Museum and I would go to Mammy’s Cupboard for lunch. They picked me up shortly before noon and a few minutes later we were there…

 

 

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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It’s only open for lunch from 11 to 2 and they were doing a booming business…

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We had to wait about 10 minutes to be seated…

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There was a sign on the wall that said…”Life is short – eat dessert first”…and that just what Frankie Jean did…

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Not being a dessert eater, I had the Saturday special of rice and beans with a layered salad and Mexican Cornbread…

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One of the nearby diners complained that the air conditioning was too cold, so the staff made her a paper hat to help keep her head warm…

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On the way out I saw this sign…

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and a small frame with photos showing the difference from now and 60 years ago when it was also a Shell Gas Station…

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Here’s my attempt at enlarging the old photo…

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and here’s how it looks today…

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The meal was tasty indeed and a good time was had by all. Yesterday I told you that Frankie Jean is a Hoot…and so she was here. She just enjoyed chatting and laughing with everyone…never revealing who she is. She never publicly discloses that personal information.

 

 

You can read about Mammy’s Cupboard by reading this Wikipedia link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammy%27s_Cupboard

 

 

I found this short YouTube video about Mammy’s Cupboard on the Internet…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80WjQcbxt54

 

 

 

 

 

On the way back to Natchez we went by a place called Forks in the Road which was once the second largest slave-trading location in the South…

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You can read about this place by clicking this link…
http://usslave.blogspot.com/2012/04/forks-of-road-slave-market-at-natchez.html

 

 

Another fun and interesting day!

 

 

Today is laundry day…not an exciting Blog topic for tomorrow. So I’m saving what I did last (Saturday) night for tomorrow’s Blog posting. See you then!

 

 

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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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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

united-states-mapLACO

 

 

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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Natchez, Mississippi Day 5 (GA436)

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 Bow, Washington. I’ll depart here tomorrow.

 

 

 

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 23, 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.
————————————————————————————————————–

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/

 

 

 

 

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!

https://otrwjam.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/alameda-county-sheriffs-archivemuseum/

 

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Forecast for today is sunny and 74 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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

united-states-mapLACO

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

DSC040481b

 

 

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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Natchez, Mississippi Day 4 (GA435)

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 Bow, Washington. I’ll depart here August 20th.

 

 

 

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 22, 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.
————————————————————————————————————–

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’s first stop of the day was at the First Presbyterian Church…

 

 

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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While the church was interesting…it was not the primary reason for my stop. Rather it was for the attached Stratton Hall where there is housed a permanent 600+ black and white photography gallery of old Natchez entitled Natchez in Historic Photographs. You can read about this exhibit by clicking this link…
http://www.visitnatchez.org/listings/index.cfm?action=display&listingID=312&menuID=0&hit=1

 

 

 

 

 

Since every photograph was framed and covered in glass, light reflections made for difficult photographic conditions. Nonetheless, I spent a good 1.5 hours enjoying the old beautiful images. The exhibit is on the second floor up this staircase where the walls are just covered with the many photos…

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I did manage a few photos with little to no reflections…

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If you ever find yourself in Natchez, I highly recommend you visit this great exhibit which is located at 405 State Street.

 

 

 

 

 

Next stop was just a couple of short blocks away is the Natchez Museum of African-American History and Culture which is located in the old Post Office building at 301 Main Street…

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It also has many great old photographic images…

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I had the good fortune to meet Darrell White, the Director of the Museum. He invited me to sit and chat with him. We had a most interesting one hour conversation. He proved to be a very intelligent and articulate man with a vast knowledge of the African-American History…especially in Natchez. You can read about the museum by clicking this link…
http://www.visitnatchez.org/listings/?action=display&listingID=220&menuID=134&hit=1

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Did you recognize Mr. White from yesterday’s Blog entry? See the below photo as I caught him leaving the William Johnston House. He had just come from delivering a lecture and was dressed in a period costume where he presents himself in the first person as William Johnston. If you missed that Blog entry…here’s the link…
http://wp.me/pDCku-7sG

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After leaving Mr. White it was time for a late lunch.

 

 

 

 

 

I’ll share with you now, one of my traveling secrets. I always ask the locals where they would go for the best lunch in town. I tell them that I’m especially seeking out a small Mom and Pop…hole in the wall kind of place where I’m likely to find home cooking. I’ve had many a great meal I would have missed. Employing this method once again, several locals told me of the Cotton Alley Cafe…just across the street and down one block from the museum. So, off I went to 208 Main Street…

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While it does not qualify for a hole in the wall Mom and Pop kind of place…

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I enjoyed a great meal and great Service. Guy Bass is the Owner and has been in the restaurant business for 30+ years…

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You can read about the Cotton Alley Cafe by clicking this link…
http://www.visitnatchez.org/listings/?action=display&listingID=424&menuID=111&hit=1

 

 

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/

 

 

 

 

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!

Mary did not post this date.

 

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Forecast for today is mostly 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 my approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

 

 

 

 

united-states-mapLACO

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

DSC040481b

 

 

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

Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Natchez, Mississippi Day 3 (GA434)

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 Bow, Washington. I’ll depart here August 20th.

 

 

 

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 21, 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.
————————————————————————————————————–

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’s first outing was back to Natchez under the hill. You can read more about this area of Natchez in yesterday’s Blog entry by clicking this link…
http://wp.me/pDCku-7rN

 

 

The American Queen, had arrived at 8:00 AM. At 418 feet long and 99 feet to the top of her stacks, it’s the largest river steamboat ever built. Her passengers toured Natchez by the steamboat company bus and departed at 5:00 PM. I tried, but was not allowed to take interior photos. You can read about the American Queen by clicking this link…
http://www.americanqueensteamboatcompany.com/

 

 

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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Next stop was at one part of the Natchez National Historical Park…the William Johnston House. You can read all about William Johnston and his house by clicking the next link. The PDF file may take a few seconds to load…
http://www.nps.gov/natc/planyourvisit/upload/WilliamJohnsonHouseCorrectedMap.pdf

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Just one block up the street is the old Adams County Courthouse. I shot the courthouse photos in the watercolor mode which I like to use on stately old buildings…

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Final stop of the day was at the second part of the Natchez National Historical Park…Melrose. This 1800s Greek revival-style mansion represents the height of Southern prosperity and the “Cotton Kingdom.” Built by the John T. McMurran family beginning in 1841, Melrose was, according to McMurran daughter-in-law Alice Austen, “very elegant; one of the handsomest places I have seen North or South.” If you are curious, I found this YouTube video of Melrose on the Internet…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEMZMnDeKDU

 

 

 

 

 

The main house is currently undergoing restoration so I could not get inside….

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On the way back to the motorhome I passed the Auburn Mansion. There are so many mansions in the Natchez area…I’ve yet decided which one(s) to tour as they all want $15. You can read about Auburn by clicking this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auburn_%28Natchez,_Mississippi%29

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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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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!

https://otrwjam.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/two-day-sojourn/

 

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 69 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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

united-states-mapLACO

 

 

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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Natchez, Mississippi Day 1 (GA432)

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 Bow, Washington. I’ll depart here August 20th.

 

 

 

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 19, 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!
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Yesterday I drove the motorhome the about 110 miles from Baker, Louisiana to Natchez Mississippi. I could have taken an Interstate highway but elected the little longer back-roads route. I could have stopped at a remote Corps of Engineers campground about half-way, but it was hot and humid with no Internet signal and I knew there was an electrical outlet and a fan or air conditioning waiting for me in Natchez.

 

 

Along the way I went over the new bridge near St. Francisville. When Mary and I were in this area in 2010 we had to cross the Mississippi River on a ferry. You can read about that crossing by clicking this link…
http://wp.me/pDCku-iq

 

 

It’s obviously a lot faster and more convenient…but not as quaint. Another piece of America’s lost.

 

 

You can read about this new bridge by clicking this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_James_Audubon_Bridge_%28Mississippi_River%29

 

 

 

 

 

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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A few more miles along the way I went through the small Village of Morganza…population 659. You can read about Morganza by clicking this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morganza,_Louisiana

 

 

Despite being small…it does have a claim to fame. The cafe scene portion of the 1969 classic movie Easy Rider was filmed here. If you do not remember the movie, you can refresh your memory by clicking this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easy_Rider

 

 

You can watch a portion of this scene as it appears between 1:44 and 1:55 on the official film trailer video by clicking this link…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjlxqANj68U

 

 

 

 

 

The cafe was torn down a number of years ago and all that remains is a sidewalk monument in front of where the cafe was located…

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To read about the making of the movie here, click this link…
http://www.myneworleans.com/Louisiana-Life/November-December-2010/At-Last-a-Monument-for-Easy-Rider/

 

 

To see some photos of the making of the movie here, click this link…
http://www.pointecoupeehistoricalsociety.org/apps/photos/album?albumid=8134769

 

 

 

 

 

To the left is a Baptist Church and the main intersection of town…

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Where they still have a little old gas station…

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Continuing along on Louisiana old Highways 1 and 15, the roads narrowed and have been patched over many times since they were built back in the 1930’s. This made for slow going…sometimes below 20 miles per hour. Out into the remote back country for many miles where the main occupations are farming and keeping the mighty Mississippi River in its banks.

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some photos…

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Reaching civilization once again…I crossed the Mississippi River once again into Natchez, Mississippi…

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Where I’m now parked at the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1662. Here’s the front view…

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And the back view showing the swimming pool area…

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And my usual dinette window shot…

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Here I have a very convenient location, an electrical and water hookup along with a very fast Internet signal compliments of the Moose Club. I expect to be here about a week.

 

 

Enjoying friendly Moose Clubs 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/

 

 

 

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!

https://otrwjam.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/corned-beef-and-rummikub/

 

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Forecast for today is sunny and 76 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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

united-states-mapLACO

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

DSC040481b

 

 

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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La Conner To Bow, Washington

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

Yesterday I drove the motorhome 22 miles from La Connor to the Thousand Trails Mount Vernon RV Resort located in Bow, a few miles north of Mount Vernon, Washington. I’ll depart here August 20th.

 

 

I’ve been here several times in past years. My membership allows a maximum of a three-week stay, out for one-week and then you can return to the first park.

 

 

I’m just hanging out taking maximum advantage of my Thousand Trails membership and very agreeable weather.

 

Bow, Washington has a population of 6,099, and as a child, the famous CBS news correspondent Edward R. Murrow lived here.

 

The below Google Earth images show the relative locations. The upper right is Bow and lower left is La Conner which I’ll move back to after my seven-day stay here…

 

 

 

 

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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While the campground appears to be near Interstate Highway 5, it is buffeted heavily by beautiful tall fir trees. Only a little very low highway noise can be heard when the wind is out of the west…

 

 

 

 

My camping site…

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And the usual dinette window photo…

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I’ve been here a number of times in past years. Below are photos taken in past years…

First the ranger station…

 

 

 

 

The Olympic-size swimming pool…

 

 

 

 

The spa…

 

 

 

 

One view of the lodge building…

 

 

 

 

A closer view…

 

 

 

 

The  adult lodge is on the lower level…

 

 

 

 

A welcome sign in the hallway…

 

 

 

 

The family lodge is on the upper level…

 

 

 

 

And a final view of the other side of the lodge building…

 

 

 

There are a number of reasons that this area is my favorite place to spend the summer, such as: scenic beauty, agreeable climate, clean air, friendly people, and no bugs are some.

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 77 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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

united-states-mapLACO

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

DSC040481b

 

 

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

Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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