Category Archives: Postcards

Postcard from Natchez, Mississippi

Historic Rosalie Mansion in Natchez, Mississippi

Kathy & I spent a couple of nights in Natchez, Mississippi before starting off on the Natchez Trace Parkway.  Natchez sits on a 200 foot bluff overlooking the Mississippi River.  We spent a lot of time walking and watching the barge traffic on the river.  The river is high and a few roads are closed, but we didn’t see anything serious.

Postcard from Avery Island, Louisiana

Live Oak at Jungle Gardens, Avery Island, Louisiana

In addition to being the home of Tabasco, Avery Island is home to Jungle Gardens, a 170-acre semitropical garden that stretches along Bayou Petite Anse.  Jungle Gardens was created by Edward Avery “Ned” McIlhenny. Born on Avery Island in 1872, Ned was an arctic explorer, naturalist and conservationist.