Sunday 7 May 2006, 8:05 pm
This morning we went to
Bayou Talla Fellowship,
a church in Kiln, about 12 miles from Bay St Louis. Tom, a volunteer
who helped us in the distribution center yesterday, goes to this
church and it sounded interested. They are hosting a large group from
which is doing reconstruction work here.
After church we spent a couple hours loading up the truck and saying
goodbyes. We got on the road around 2:30 pm. We took back roads through
Bogalusa and McComb to get to Natchez around 7:00 pm. We stopped in
McComb to eat at a restaurant called Golden Corral. It was terrible.
We will never go there again.
We got here in time to see the sunset over the Mississippi River.
We got a few nice photographs. There is a bridge over the river and
we went over to Vidalia, Louisiana and back. Standing on the banks of
the Mississippi, Mary had to put on long sleeves while I enjoyed the
cool breeze. It was cool and calm and not at all like the muggy
Tomorrow we have the option to do several things: start up the Natchez
Trace right away (ending up in Tennessee), take tours through several
1820's-vintage buildings, or maybe take a cruise on the river. Or maybe
Our general plan from here on out is to take the Natchez trace to
Tennessee, then go through the Smoky Mountains to the Blue Ridge
Parkway in Virginia, ending up in Washington DC. However, we also want
to visit the largest caverns in the US in Kentucky, and I'm not sure
yet how to fit that in.