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.
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.