We had a fabulous day. Went on a tour of Melrose and antebellum (turned out I was spelling that wrong) mansion. The town is made up of all of these beautiful old buildings and lots of the antebellum mansions. I had read so much about the Natchez bluff and the under-the-hill (where the saloons and brothels used to be !) that it was exciting to see. We ate lunch at a place overlooking the Mississippi River.
The azaleas and camelias are all in bloom. So pretty ! There are huge magnolia trees and cyprus trees with the spanish moss hanging off.
We are heading off toward Vicksburg tomorrow and will stay in a campground on the Natchez Trace Parkway. The old Natchez Trace was used for hundreds of years by the Indians for moving between Tennesee and Natchez (444 miles). Then it was used by French & Spanish explorers. It was then used by settlers and all sorts of people moving back and forth from North to South until the steam ships started going up and down the Mississippi.
We will then start heading for the Cape Canaveral area. There is one rocket launch scheduled for March 5 or 6 and they have tentatively added a shuttle launch for March 12. I just made reservations for a campground about 20 miles south of there for 3/4 thru 3/19. We will hope for the best and hope that we get to see at least one launch.
Can't seem to add pics tonight so I'll try later