Drive from Meaher State Park to Natchez

Monday, March 15, 2021

As we hooked up for a 5-hour drive to Natchez, I couldn’t help but compliment our neighbor with the American Flag on the front of his RV, giving him the thumbs up. Martha went over to talk to him, and he had some good recommendations for Natchez. Johnny Hay was his name, and a very nice gentleman.

A man fishing our bank

We drove Interstate 10 to 49 to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, to 98 to Natchez. We should have taken 98 from Mobile, but we missed the turn. These are great 4-lane roads through forests and farms with little traffic – my kind of driving! We stopped for lunch at a Bettie C.Robertson Memorial Park in Collins, Mississippi, just off Rt.49.

We arrived at River View RV Park and Resort in Vidalia, Louisiana, just across the mighty Mississippi River from Natchez. As we unhooked, we met our neighbor, Bev, and her dog Willow. She has a farm in Indiana. Her husband passed away four years ago. She has traveled a lot. Having a farm, she has driven cattle as far as Denver, so pulling a camper is not a big deal for her. She has a kayak on top of her car, and I asked how she got the kayak up there by herself.

We took a little walk along walkway beside the river. A couple was busy eating a bag of steaming crawfish that smelled divine. They showed us how to eat them. Essentially you break the head off, suck the juices, then peel and eat the tail like a shrimp or tiny lobster. They were quite happy on a beautiful evening beside the river.

We finally fixed our seafood casserole that we have been carrying for a month in the freezer. It was excellent. I was quite content to get Grit TV at last, and watched a good movie.

  4 comments for “Drive from Meaher State Park to Natchez

  1. Pam
    March 17, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    This sounds like a relaxing trip! This is part of the USA I want to visit. Your blog will help us make plans when we hit the road again. Safe travels!

  2. March 18, 2021 at 6:51 am

    Good morning Pam, it is a good part of the country, and there is much to see in Mississippi and Alabama we have not seen.

  3. Bev Cunningham
    March 26, 2021 at 11:11 am

    Awww! So neat to see me as part of your blog! A first! Loved meeting you two and thanks again so much for including me for dinner and the wildlife drive! Oh, and lunch at Mama’s!

    • March 26, 2021 at 3:01 pm

      We had a great time. Thank you so much for joining us Bev. Please stay in touch.

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