Another factor has been that the humidity here is beyond belief. Every time I step outside my glasses fog over! Southern Louisiana in late summer may not have been the best idea. But Tim and I both just had a really bad feeling about traveling any further northeast, and the recent weather reports confirm our decision.
Anyhow, here's a the last of the Natchez Trace pics. Enjoy!
|This is what's left of the Elizabeth Female Academy. Founded in 1818 in the town of Washington, it was the first female educational institution in Mississippi. John James Audubon was on the faculty of the Elizabeth Academy.|
|Kudzu. Want some?|
|Submarine used to smuggle bootleg whiskey during the Prohibition. Grand Gulf Military State Park, Port Gibson, Mississippi|
|We took lots of pictures of the furnishings, but my favorites were these toys from the period.|
|Charlie Chihuahua liked the old brick sidewalks. Slave labor probably made these bricks. Ugh. Seems like there are reminders of slavery everywhere. How could it ever have been an acceptable way of life? Some things I will never understand.|
|This house on stilts was in a mobile home community near the Mississippi River, near Grand Gulf Military State Park outside Port Gibson, MS. The sign says, "The Smith's The Flood of 2011 Soul Survivors"|
Ferns and moss grow everywhere. So pretty.
Poor Cowboy has to hand crank the (insert technical term for "thing-a-ma-bob") to get the fiver off of the pickup, then crank some more to get it level on the ground. Then do it all again when we hook back up. Not fun. Especially in the heat and humidity. Not fun at all.