We are in Mississippi! We crossed over the bridge into Natchez and are finding out this is a wonderful town for history. There are many plantation homes that give tours. We took our first tour today through Longwood owned by Haller Nutt. Due to the war, embargo’s and absolving of slavery, Mr. Nutt lost all the house furnishings he purchased oversees and all his slaves that brought in the cotton on his 44,000 acres. He went from a millionaire to a pauper in a year and a half. The stress brought on a series of illness and he died at 48 leaving a widow and 8 children. His home, Longwood, was 5 stories high and only the basement was finished. We got a little taste and feelings of what the Civil War did to people during that period.
We are staying at Natchez State Park and it is very nice. The first day we were here we were under tornado warnings, hail warnings and rain. We did get some rain and wind, but no hail and no tornado. Thank you Lord.
Pictures forthcoming when I have time to get them off the camera and onto the computer.
Mississippi is green!