We left Jackson, MS on Sunday morning, at the late hour of about 10:30. We were in no hurry since we only had about 100 miles to go. We stopped for diesel and paid $3.45 a gallon, which was a great price considering on our trip North in May we paid $3.99 a gallon a couple times!
We got to Natchez Trace State Park about 1 pm, and although we stayed here before, I forgot about the road to get in here. It is about 3 miles of twisty, turny, hilly potholed roads. When we got here we realized that there was NO TV stations to be had, even though we’re only 8 miles from Natchez….gggrrr! So we were unable to watch either of the playoff games, but we’re happy to have our Verizon hot spots and that Green Bay won their game, also the Indianapolis Colts won their game! My kindle got a workout for sure while we were here!
Monday morning we got around very slowly, it was raining and had rained hard most of the night. I got a big surprise when I took Cinder out – for the first time in about 2 months I didn’t need layered clothing, gloves and ear muffs! It was a balmy 55 degrees…hooray!
About 11 we left to go 20 miles North to ‘the Old Country Store’ AKA Mr. D’s restaurant. It is a buffet that we have visited every time we have traveled on the Trace. Really the best fried chicken I’ve ever eaten, and I’ve eaten a LOT! Today was no exception, the food was amazing, from the salads to wonderful veggies, green beans with bacon, turnip greens, sweet potatoes, ribs, country fried pork chops, handmade biscuits that just about floated away they were so flaky…yummers! We ate ‘til we were miserable…then David had blackberry cobbler with ice cream!!! I had ONE bite, and it was SO good.
We meandered our way back home, napped and played on the internet for a while. Tomorrow we pick up the jacks and roll on down the road