Natchez state park is awesome. Wooded, on a lake, spread out sites & not many campers! Just the way we like it. Seriously, nice place. Our first day, the park was without power so we got to test our solar setup & it worked great. Making coffee was less automatic than I like first thing in the morning, but we got there!
Natchez is a beautiful southern town on the Mississippi. Before the Civil War, 90% of America’s millionaires lived in Natchez. “Cotton is king” made lots of folks rich. Gorgeous homes, huge live oaks & truly amazing food. Stanton Hall (1800’s mansion) operates a restaurant known for its fried chicken & biscuits. We were amazed. Everything from the iced tea to the cooked cabbage was as good as it gets. Truly wish our tummies could do it again.
Melrose Plantation is operated by the National Park Service & was the gorgeous summer home of a family from PA. Even then, the Northerners were coming south. Cotton was not grown here but it sure provided the money. The entry halls of these homes are over 1000 sq ft! Puts our tiny home to shame!
Afternoon thunder storms arrived just after we got home. Great timing! The tiny hail did not damage our sweet house but made lots of noise! As an added perk, the power was back on! Yippee!
Another day of being tourists in Natchez before we hit the Trace.