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One day to sightsee before the ride begins

Walking Old Historic Natchez

We awoke to a hot air balloon show before our sub par breakfast.

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Then we drove a bit of the Trace below Jackson to enter the city of Nachez. We wanted to see a bit of the actual road before riding tomorrow.
The Trace was peaceful and we hardly saw another car as we drove about 100 miles this morning. I am really looking forward to starting at mile 0 tomorrow morning. But today is all about the sightseeing and especially checking out the antebellum homes in Natchez. We went to the Visitor Center first and started by viewing the Mississippi River.
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We walked around Historic Nachez and saw several of the notable antebellum homes as pictured below. They were so massive and ornate. I would have loved to taken a tour of each one, but we only had time for one...so we chose the Longwood Home to actually tour. Our guide did a great job of explaining how the plantation owners were affected by the civil war.

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Of course, we try to stay away from too much political talk on these adventures!

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And of course I have to take a pic of a water tower or two.
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And the pump is for my grandkids that love to play in the water!
My girlfriend, Janis, from Jr. High/High school drove over from Louisiana to join us for the tour of Longwood and then out to eat a fabulous meal at Roux 61.
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Part of the fun of these trips for me is catching up with friends across the US and also sharing our travels with others back home. We are now back at the Red Carpet Inn for the night. A beautiful sunset makes me excited about the cycling part of the adventure to begin tomorrow.
Goodnight from Brenda and the Pony riders
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Posted by brendagerber07 18:43

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Beautiful sunset and beautiful houses. You guys make us feel like we are right there with you.
Hope the weather stays good for all of you. Stay safe!

by Kathy Miller

Have a great ride!
Stay safe!

by Jim/Jill Tyree

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