Following the highway, through the cradle of the civil war.
Day 6 - New Orleans
Last day in New Orleans, so best make the most of it.
Booked on the Riverboat Natchez for a 2 hour cruise.
Really interesting and lots of info about the city.
Back to the landing and time for lunch in Coop's again.
Southern fried chicken for me. mmmmmm!,!!
Took a bus trip out to the Garden district for a look see and cocktails.
Very nice area and probably somewhere it would be nice to stay.
Day finished off with beer and wine back at the hotel.
New Orleans seems to grow on you is the general opinion.
Day 7 N.O. to Natchez
Following highway 10 to Baton Rouge en route to see a plantation called
Rosedale near St Francisdale.
Unfortunately some numpty typed Rosemont into the satnav.
Took us 25 miles past our destination, down an overgrown track, then back onto the main road.
We had to google the correct name then head back.
The upside is we found a small shack that served the best burger I've ever tasted!
The plantation itself was fascinating but it really highlighted the difference between owners and slaves lives back then.
An hour up the road to Natchez and our first (and hopefully last) big mistake.
Still, no point worrying about the way things might have been.
The Red Carpet Motel. ----- Absolute pants in every respect. Air conditioning not working etc. the less said the better.
Went downtown and Natchez is beautiful! Spectacular view of sunset over the Mississippi and fabulous grilled catfish at Tge Magnolia Grill.
Booked into a the Grand Hotel for the next 2 nights.