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May 8, 2019 - Riverview RV Park - Vidalia, LA

May 8th: We had some work done on our motorhome at Red Bay Diesel yesterday and left Red Bay, Alabama for Vidalia, Louisiana today. From Red Bay, we drove to Tupelo, Miss and got on the Natchez Trace Parkway for the trip down to Natchez and then across the river to Vidalia. The Parkway is limited access, two lane thru farmland and forests with a speed limit of 50mph and bicycles are allowed to take a full lane. We were lucky and had really nice weather which made for a really nice drive. However, the bugs did such a job on the windshield...

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Apr 11, 2018 - On the Mississippi

Awesome last couple of days ... lazy time at Maynor Creek Water Park .. Rocco was a big hit with the ladies of the park. Not sure who ate up the attention more ..Rocco or Jim ... LOL!! Very friendly campers .. had lots of people stop by to visit .. very enjoyable. Today we drove across Mississippi and was once again surprised at the hills, how many rivers we crossed and frankly just how green everything was. Maybe it's us and we are simply in awe of any place not flat .. don't know. Just know it was a beautiful drive. We passed through our...

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Oct 12, 2017 - Texas to Louisiana

We tried to get an earlier start today but a low tire pressure warning delayed us. We drove into Trinity where we found a tire repair shop where we could actually park with the trailer. They were able to fix the tire right away & we were on the road about 10:15. Our views for most of today's drive was trees, trees & more trees! We were driving thru the Texas Piney Woods & started out on the Texas Forest Trail but they also grow a lot of pine trees commercially. We saw trees of all sizes & some plots that had been recently cleared (very...

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Apr 15, 2017 - Pine Mountain GA to Vidalia LA

Pine Mountain GA to Vidalia LA We departed Pine Mountain at 9 am (CDT) on Wednesday April 12th. Our destination was Vidalia, LA, 467 miles with an overnight stop at Meridian MS. We fueled at Auburn, AL (cheaper prices that GA) and at Meridian. We arrived in Vidalia at 1:10 pm on April 13th. The Riverview RV Park where we stayed in on the west bank of the Mississippi River across from Natchez, MS. This was our third attempt to visit Natchez. We planned to stay at the Riverview RV Park in 2011 on our way to Brunswick GA to continue our trip...

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Mar 4, 2017 - Maintenance Day

We decided to stay at River View for another day to make a pharmacy run for Sue's prescriptions and relaxation. I also put together Sue's new bike. Put together is not quite right as all you had to do was unfold it and put the seat post in the frame and fasten the handlebars. I took it out for a spin and it seems okay. It's a 12-speed, but you can run okay in one of the intermediate gears. It's also a 22in so it's a little small for me, but better for Sue. She managed to make a lap around the campground without falling. She'll need to get...

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Mar 3, 2017 - Natchez Trace

Before leaving Nashville on Thursday I sent Sue to Camping World right next to Two Rivers RV Campground where we stayed. She was supposed to pickup a small rug and a new microwave egg cooker. She got them, but also bought a new bike (we left the Pee Wee Herman cruiser at home this trip). She surprised me when she didn’t tell me she bought it and I found it when I got the car ready to tow. It was in the back seat still in the box. It’s a smaller (20”) bike more appropriate to her size. I guess that I will be putting it together later on the...

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Mar 22, 2016 - Natchez and Vicksburg

We left Picayune for the Houston, TX area with a planned stop in Vidalia, LA, which is right across the Mississippi River from Natchez, MS. The campground is right on the river which gave us a bird’s eye view of the sights and sounds of the tug boats moving multiple barges up and down the river. While here, we drove to Vicksburg, MS to visit the Vicksburg National Military Park and a Coca Cola Museum. - The 144 acre park clearly identifies the units and their positions and lines for both Union and Confederate sides. Throughout the park,...

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Jan 26, 2016 - Can Today Just Be Simple?

After a day full of challenges yesterday, we are praying for a simple journey today. Last night's campground will probably not be on our list for a return visit. Gary described it as "over priced and over regulated." They didn't even want anyone using the WIFI. We thought that was pretty weird for a place that caters to travelers. Goodbye! We headed back to I-20 and continued east, soon crossing into Louisiana. Texas was wonderful and we hope to get back to Padre Island and Big Bend National Park when we can spend much more time. I think...

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Oct 14, 2015 - Longwood and Melrose

Today we took the antebellum home tour and saw contrasts. First we went to the William Johnson house that was occupied by a free black man who was a sucessful barber and businessman in the early 1800's. He actually owned slaves, very interesting. Then we went to Longwood that was started in 1860 and never finished. It's 30,000 sq ft and octagonal - the basement was finished and the family lived there - the upper floors give one the idea of how grand it would have been and also the quality of construction. It's really beautiful even though...

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2015 Eagle trip

Oct 13, 2015 - Frogmore cotton plantation

Today we took a very interesting tour of the Frogmore cotton plantation. It has been in operation since before the Civil War and there are buildings from that era including slave cabins and the cotton gin. The original planter's home is there but has been expanded and is occupied by the current owners so not on the tour. We learned about the way cotton was processed and also about cotton and it's uses as well as the use of the seed. Crisco stands for crystalized cotton seed. The tour was extensive and because the weather is so pleasant was...

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Oct 12, 2015 - Natchez Indian village

We went to the visitor center that has quite a bit of info on Natchez history and saw the film. Then we drove around town and saw several of the ante bellum homes, went to the original site of the village of the Natchez indians and saw two mounds that were being utilized at the time the French first came into the area in 1735. We then went on the old streets to several shops, the Old South Trading Post had many items and a very friendly shop keeper. I bought beignet mix. Afterwards we drove to the two casinos on the bluff - quite a hill to...

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Oct 11, 2015 - Mississippi River

We drove Hwy 65 almost all the way to get here, it's pretty straight and traffic was light but it's like a washboard most of the way once we crossed into Louisiana. We bought diesel in Arkansas at 2.35 per gallon and thought that was a good deal - then just a few miles south the same company was 2.29 and as we drove through Ferriday, LA we saw 2.16 credit card diesel price. Most likely will not be fortunate to buy at that price as we journey on. We are on the Mississippi river and can see it from the levee that borders the campground.

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