Memphis, Tennessee

What is there to do in Memphis, Tennessee that doesn’t involve music, where you can take picture and be outside on a summer day?  After many web searches, I found it!  The Memphis Botanical Gardens.

This place was huge, several different gardens, lots of plants, and plenty of photos opportunities.  And, it was hot, but very quiet and relaxing.  There is plenty to see in the gardens.

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Natchez, Mississippi

I have driven through Natchez, Mississippi many times while heading to North Louisiana.  Mostly, stopping at the McDonalds for a quick break.  I always loved the tree lined view on John R. Junkin drive, and wanted to see more of the city.

Natchez, is located on the East side of the Mississippi River.  Vidalia, Louisiana is directly across the river on the west side.

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Selecting pictures to add in the blog post was difficult, because Natchez is a beautiful city with a lot of history.

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I could have spent the entire day, looking over the Mississippi River.  If you never have seen the Mississippi River in the Southern States, it is an amazing site.

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This is a newer building overlooking the Mississippi.  I share it because the famous restaurant, Cock of the Walk, was located.

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Even their Court House is a vision.

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In other blog posts, I will cover some of the places I visited while staying in Natchez, MS.

Rock City

Rock City is located in Minneapolis, Kansas. The huge rocks are sandstone concretions. It a nice area, but bring your insect spray and use it. It located in a field ripe with big rocks and tiny bugs.

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Botanica Wichita

Off the Interstate, down the road, over a river, next to a park, lies the Wichita Gardens.  Statues standing guard, flowers blooming every where, fish swimming in the ponds, and a dragon running through the Chinese Gardens.

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Housed in the mist of the gardens is a toy train which run along it’s railroad town and comes with it’s own conductor.  All aboard!

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Afton Villa Gardens

Afton Villa Gardens, St. Francisville, is in my top three list of beautiful gardens in Louisiana.  The gardens are built on the ruins of the plantation which was destroyed by fire in 1963.

Afton Villa Gardens

Afton Villa Gardens

Afton Villa Garden Statue

Afton Villa Garden Statue

During the Audubon Pilgrimage, which is held towards the end of March every year, the field of daffodils are in full bloom.

Field of Daffodils

Field of Daffodils

Tulips were in full bloom all around the garden.

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Daffodils