Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Southwestern RV Trip – Day 3, Natchez, MS

The third day of our trip was a down day in the Natchez area and we awoke to a pretty good rain that lasted until about noon at which time we caught the towboat, Frank Johnson, heading upstream through the mist pushing 21 barges.  The towboat is 180’ long x 50’ wide and is powered by three screws and a total of 9000 hp.

When the car would not start again this morning, I knew it was time for a new battery so we headed over to Auto Zone for them to install a new one.  Fortunately the nice young woman, Terrinika, knew it was not located in the engine compartment but behind the passengers seat – the owners manual makes no mention of the location that we could find so I would have been in a world of hurt on my own.  Between Terrinika and I, we had the necessary special tools to make the swap but it was somewhat of an ordeal.

After that, we went to the Natchez Visitors Center, watched a short history film, then drove around town and looked at a few of the magnificent antebellum mansions – hard to believe some of them like Montrose and Stanton Hall (pics from the web).

Then we headed to the Kings Tavern for a late lunch.  It is located in the oldest building in town and serves primarily flat breads and potpies.

Diners share the long picnic tables when needed.

Bev had their signature brisket flatbread, Pat had the meatball version, and I had the craw fish pot pie. 

The meals were all pretty good but not great and I would have to put them in my tourist food category except for my salad which had a unique and delicious viniagrette on it.

Then, it was back to the campground for some shots of the central area, including pool/hot tub and social area.

I would rate this place pretty high due to the location, an efficient check-in process by friendly staff, a good wi-fi, and effective utilities.  The sites are gravel with a concrete pad and the only thing missing was cable TV but I would definitely  stay there again.  We didn’t use the showers or laundry.

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


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  1. Another wonderful day checking out the area , the flatbreads look interesting, now safe travels as you head on out.

  2. Larry, Sounds like a good day and that flatbread sounds good! Nice view of the river traffic from your RV Park... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  3. Mud Bug Pie??Safe travels....HRB..

  4. It looks like a good place to stay. Sorry to hear the delicious looking food was only so-so. I hate that!

  5. Good to know that you were able to get your battery changed travels.


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