Now that Don is retired, we occasionally take mini trips on one of the tour bikes. We just returned from an overnight trip to St. Francisville, LA for some R & R.
Our first stop was in Natchez, MS where we ate at Fat Mama's Tamales. We have enjoyed sitting on their patio and eating tamales over the years. Natchez is at the southern end of the Natchez Trace and a good short ride for us.
Love their "shingle."
Yellow dog with a crank shaft tail.
I couldn't resist bringing Dilly home. He brings a smile to our face and memories of Fat Mama's.
Rosalie, one of Natchez's many antebellum homes pictured here is across the road.
Back on the bike, we rode to St. Francisville and had a wonderful dinner out at the Ox Bow. The next morning, we toured Rosedown Plantation. We had a nice, private tour of the inside of the home but could not take pictures inside due to not being able to use the flash. Our tour guide was quite knowledgeable about the family and the time in which the house was built. The grounds were just as beautiful; these are only a few of the pictures we took. Over the years, many trees have been lost and last year during Hurricane Gustaff, the plantation closed for 6 weeks due to the number of trees and limbs down. Since we had never been there before, it was hard to imagine that there had ever been more trees.
Front of Rosedown Plantation home/
From upstairs porch
This picture will be my inspiration for a sweater I am knitting.
The only live oak of which we could get the whole tree in the lens!
Looking forward to the next road trip.