My Spring Break Getaway

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.

duck dynasty duck dynasty

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.

duck dynasty

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.

duck dynasty duck dynasty

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.

duck dynasty

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.

vicksburg murals

bridge at vicksburg mississippi river at vicksburg

When we left Vicksburg, we found a unique place on Hwy 61 south.

the tomato place

Don’t be put off by the appearance.  It’s a funky, eclectic and a downright unconventional place.  I fell in love with it.

the tomato place the tomato place the tomato placethe tomato place

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,

the tomato place

and local honey and syrups.

the tomato place

I really wanted some honey, but didn’t want a gallon jug.  So the owner fixed me up with this…

honey from the Tomato Place

I didn’t see where he got the bottle—-maybe I’ll just keep it as a souvenir.


p.s.–next stop–Natchez!

About the blonde gardener

I'm an Arkansas girl born and raised. I garden in the beautiful Northwest part of the state (zone 6b or 7) surrounded by the Ozark Mountains. My favorite part about the area is we have 4 distinct seasons and are able to enjoy a variety of activities. My main passion is gardening but I also enjoy hiking, birding, 4-wheeling and motorcycle trips. Basically anything outside. Thanks for stopping by! Brenda
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10 Responses to My Spring Break Getaway

  1. Road trip! Have a safe one.


  2. cecilia says:

    I was in shock as we sped through red neck territory but then out you came at a wonderful food stand thingy.. honey in a corona bottle, excellent, NEVER buy honey in plastic, well done! I am very much looking forward to the old homes, I imagine these are grand homes? I shall pop back and see..have fun! c


  3. You are having a great time on your getaway…I love The Tomato Place from your pictures…fun eclectic spot.


  4. One of my colleagues is absolutely addicted to this show.


  5. Travel safely! It looks like your having a great time!!


  6. Yeah, save the Corona honey as a souvenir and get you some honey from yer own neck o’ the woods. Local honey is better for you.


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