Natchez to New Orleans
Livin' on jacks and queens
Maverick is a legend of the West
|The Rosalee Mansion|
|St. Mary's Basilica|
Early on in the Civil War, after Adm. Farragut took New Orleans, the city fathers in Natchez had the good sense to surrender without a fight, so many of those old mansions remain intact. People still live in a lot of them. Having seen our share of old houses in the last few months, we chose to just admire them from the outside. The city also has a very nice former Cathedral. After over 150 years of service, St. Mary's Basilica got demoted when the diocese put up a new Cathedral in Jackson in 1977.
|The Natchez Trace - 444 miles of this.|
|Old Country Store|
|Dining room with the old store shelves still stocked|
|Meet Mister D|
So this is now the fourth place that we have had "the best fried chicken on the planet". Which is really the best? Well, for my money it would be Gus's fried chicken in Memphis because they're chicken has just a touch of cayenne kick to it, but Mr. D would certainly run a very close second and at the Old Country Store I got spare ribs and some really superior coleslaw and potato salad as well, which puts them pretty much neck and neck. You won't go wrong either way.
|Don't feel sorry for the cook.|
|Remains of the Windsor mansion|