We arrived in Natchez, Mississippi yesterday and have been having a wonderful time. We’re actually staying at an RV park in Vidalia, Louisiana, which is just across the bridge from Natchez. Gorgeous setting – right on the Mississippi river. We can see all sorts of things just barging up the river. There’s an old paddle wheeler moored just under the bridge. Nui and MammaLou think the weather is perfect – hot and sunny, Prybar thinks it’s too hot.
The first thing we did was hit the pool, which was at a perfect temperature. Apparently only Canadians swim at this time of year, though. Nobody else goes near it. Must be because the weather is so much cooler in the Fall. Those crazy Canucks!
One interesting thing – we’ve noticed that we’ve been getting rain in the late afternoons. A local told us that this is very common – the heat builds up during the day and by afternoon thunderclouds roll in. We sat in the pool yesterday, watching lightning hit above the hills in Natchez….until someone pointed out that it might be wiser not to be sitting in water that close to a lightning bolt. So we came home and spent a quiet evening, still recuperating from the cold. Like they say…a summer cold is to have and to hold.
On Friday, we’re touring a couple of antebellum mansions, a historic Natchez Indian Village and, of course, a souvenir shop. Will report later.