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Harry and Judy's RV Trip
9th Jul 2014 - Summer 2014
Day 4-July 9, 2014-Vidalia, LA & Natchez, MS

Day 4-July 9, 2014-To Vidalia, LA

Drove 175 miles in 3-1/2 hours.  Mostly cloudy, some sprinkles, about 85-90.

Had to pump up the tires before we left, they were a bit low.  Drove on I-10 to Baton Rouge, then route 61, “The Blues Highway”, past Antebellum Homes and plantations, some still growing cotton, to Natchez, MS, then over the Mississippi River to Vidalia, LA. We got to the campground early, about 1:30, so we had the rest of the day free.

 After lunch we read for a while and Harry realized the book he’d been reading is the same book we are going to listen to on tape this trip so he started another one.  Thankfully he’d only read a few chapters.  I had a bit of trouble making reservations for Friday night in Arkansas, there’s still a lot of campgrounds full because of the 4th of July but I finally found one in North Little Rock, AR.

This campground is right on the Mississippi River.  Our site has the riverwalk in front which goes into the town of Vidalia about a mile down river.  We went down to the river in Vidalia and walked right under the bridge connecting Mississippi And Louisiana.  They call this area Miss-Lou.  There are huge levees on either side of the river, the towns being built on top of the levees.  The only buildings on the river are two casinos in Natches, MS.,right across the bridge.  All the hotels, restaurants, shops, etc. are higher up.  You have to drive down a STEEP hill to get to the casinos.  Which of course we did.  It was seniors day, Yea! So we got free buffets, and between us $45.00 in free play.  So we played with their money for about three hours and then came back to the campground about 11PM.  The bridge is really pretty at night, all lit up.

Next: Day 5-July 10, 2014-Rural Louisiana and Natchez, MS
Previous: Day 3-July 8, 2014-New Orleans, LA

Diary Photos

Under the bridge

Us under the bridge

To Mississippi

Isle of Capri Casino at night

Diary Movies

Under the bridge between Mississippi & Louisiana

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