Home is Where We Park It:  Natchez State Park, Mississippi

Date:  May 31, 2019

Temperature:  89 Degrees

Wind:  Calm

Travel Day

The Joke Is On Us

We did it to ourselves.  On the way in to Pontchartrain last week one of the valances came off a front blind.  No big deal we’ll just put it back up.  We dug in the goodie box and found a couple of new clips and together we went at it.  Won’t you know it the last one refused to clip in, at first.  We persisted and finally it was in place.  Fantastic.  Job well done.

Today I was sitting across from the blind in my chair and I looked, then took a double take.  No wonder it was so hard to put back up – we had put it back on upside down!  That by the way is the way it is going to stay until, well, until it falls off again and we need to put it back up.

No rush to get up this morning.  Though it was a travel day we had time.  Most of what needed to get done had already been done the night before.  Then we hit a snag.  Front slide in.  Back side, no go.  It refused to move even an inch.  Um?  So I hit the out button for a second, the green light came on, then I again hit the in button and in it came.  My guess is we have a switch going bad.  I’ll take it out of the wall and see if I can clean it up first and then go from there.

The temperature was again going through the roof.  By 8 am we were again at 89 degrees and it was humid and muggy.  Time to get this show on the road.  Like clock work we had everything packed up, everything secured, slides finally in, jacks up and we were on the road at 10 am.

Going out France Road did not seem as bad as coming in.  Don’t ask me why.  Same road, same pot holes, same wash board surface.  It was a direct shot to I 10 and we were off and rolling.  Traffic was light and moving with no issues.  First stop was for fuel.  That done we were now headed north to our new home.  Most of the trip was on interstates except for the last  two hours.  The last two hours we were on two lane county roads that twisted and turned, went up and down.

Soon enough we were at the entrance to our new home.  This is another one of those parks tucked away in the middle of nowhere.  The road in makes you wonder if you’ve taken a wrong turn somewhere along the way.  Then, once you make the turn into the park you still have a mile or two to go to the campground.  It’s an interesting trip.

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But  a trip well worth it.  Here is our new home for the next four days.  All sites are concrete pads, dead level, 50 amp electric and water.  We’re also surrounded by trees which offer some welcome relief from the sun during the day.  Once again, though, we were able to find a window to the sky and Gertrude is in her glory.  We are too because we still get to watch Jeopardy James and Wheel of Fortune.


Our neighborhood.  Mostly empty when we got here, but they are slowly beginning to trickle in for the weekend.


Tomorrow we may try to get into Natchez.  Notice I say try, our understanding is that parts of it are already flooded with the worse to come this Saturday.  Time will tell how far we get.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  We had an easy trip and once again were able to enjoy the journey.  Time now to make plans for tomorrow and put my pictures from the WW II Museum in some sort of order.  I also need to begin planning for 2020 and our Western Tour.  First, some sleep.

Thanks for coming along again.  We enjoyed your company, catch your tomorrow.

These are the voyages of  Graybeard and it’s occupants, four paws and two humans.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have not been before

See you on down the road




  1. Whew!! 89° so early in the day!?!? Natchez Trace is another trip we’ve talked about. I don’t know that it will ever happen though, so we’ll travel with you for the next several days, week, however long you spend there. Enjoy!


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