Spring Break in the Ozarks is iffy. Technically, the calendar says it is spring. In reality, we still have a few weeks of cool weather. And, although it was in the 70’s and 80’s the week before break, this week was predicted to be cold, rainy, snowing and sleety.
So my good friend Kim and I decided to take a much-needed girls trip and headed south for spring break. We decided to go to Natchez, Mississippi. From March 9-April 9, the city and homeowners open their historic antebellum homes for tours. This is called Spring Pilgrimage and has been a part of Natchez history since the 1930’s.
But, as we usually do, we ventured off course and made what we call a redneck pit stop in W. Monroe, Louisiana.
The Duck Dynasty show is one of our families favorite shows. I think it’s because they remind us of friends and relatives. We can relate to everything they do. We understand them. It’s scary.
The store is located in the warehouse that you see on the show. It is a small store and was packed and overflowing with people when we got there.
It was a fun stop and we both loaded up on coozies and memorabilia as requested by friends and family. We did not see any of “The Beards” but enjoyed being part of the excitement.
Our next stop was Vicksburg, Mississippi. We did not spend much time here but did take a walk along the river and enjoyed the murals painted on the levee.
When we left Vicksburg, we found a unique place on Hwy 61 south.
Don’t be put off by the appearance. It’s a funky, eclectic and a downright unconventional place. I fell in love with it.
I guess you could call it a fruit and vegetable stand, as it did have tomatoes (along with other veggies and fruits) You could also order food, fresh baked bread,
and local honey and syrups.
I really wanted some honey, but didn’t want a gallon jug. So the owner fixed me up with this…
I didn’t see where he got the bottle—-maybe I’ll just keep it as a souvenir.