Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday Road Trip

Davis has been sick with mono for the past couple of weeks (unbeknownst to us until Tuesday). He has been feeling better the last two days, but the doctor's orders wouldn't allow anything more than him traveling from the bed to the couch. And yesterday we pretty much sat around and stared at each other all day while sitting on top of him.  Ben had enough of sitting around inside on such a beautiful weekend so he took us on a road trip today down the Natchez Trace.  We got on in Clinton, MS and traveled down to Natchez.

We made few stops on the way. Our first stop was a creek along the trace. We were oh so careful to carry Davis piggyback as to not disrupt his swollen spleen.

Ben read about our second stop on, The Old Country Store in Lorman, MS(right outside of Port Gibson). Aaaaannd I'm not going to lie, pretty much the whole reason for our spontaneous road trip. We came after their famous fried chicken, but their okra and tomatoes, field peas, greens, and cornbread didn't disappoint either.

Outside The Old Country Store

Inside The Old Country Store

Davis was definitely a fan of their fried chicken.

Soul Food Buffet. Yes, please!

Blackberry Cobbler A la mode.

Sweet Tea for Willy T
The owner Arthur Davis gave us a history lesson on The Old Country Store and then serenaded us with "Grandmama Was a Cornbread Cookin Queen". (And let me just tell you she was).
Our entertainment was worth the trip in itself!

Our third and final stop was at the Windsor Ruins just 10 miles southwest of Port Gibson. It was a plantation home built in 1861 and then destroyed by an accidental fire in 1890.

The boys thought it was so cool. Wilson said it was a haunted house.

Ben and the boys standing against the 45 foot columns

We left the ruins and headed home through Natchez. Who knew there was this much adventure just across the river?


  1. You guys find the coolest things to do!
    I can almost taste that fried chicken...
    Hope Davis is feeling better