"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Trip to Natchez

We loaded up the Casita for a journey over to Natchez on Thursday morning.  The main reason for going was to watch the granddaughter play Softball.  We were able to snag one of the two available campsites left at Natchez State Park.  I hadn’t thought about the time of year with all our Canadian friends working their way back toward home.  Most every site had a license plate from Ontario or Quebec.

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Thursday evening found us arriving just as the game got started.  They were playing their biggest rival for the lead in the district.  Had the game won 3-0 going into the top of the seventh with 1 out.  Then the dam burst with the opponents scoring 3 runs and tying the game..  Then it was time for digging deep and getting your priorities straight.

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Our granddaughter is one of two seniors on the team.  She plays second base, along with short stop.  We are so proud of her.  She was recently awarded a full scholarship to play for one of our local colleges.  She also carries a 4.0 GPA which earned her a story in the newspaper as  scholar athlete of the area.  She plays hard every play and is a leader on the team.

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After finally getting the last out against their opponent, they were able to make a comeback. The granddaughter even scored the winning run by stealing home on a passed ball.

Being interviewed by the local newspaper after the game.

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Needless to say, you can probably tell from my shots that she’s not much for pictures.  She never has been.  When she sees a camera, she’s going the other way.
We spent Friday helping out with a fish fry at their church for a youth fundraiser.  Then it was another game on Friday night against Vidalia, LA; just across the river.  Same song, second verse.  Had the game won going into the seventh, then let the opponent go ahead by a run.  Went into extra innings, but they won that one also.

Saturday morning we fixed breakfast for all the family at the park.  We had a wonderful visit with the three of them.  I know a mother and father who aren’t going to know what to do with themselves come midsummer and their child leaves home.  I think the empty nest syndrome is going to hit pretty hard.

By noon, we had everything loaded and on our way home.  It was a fun trip…..jc


  1. You need to encourage them to purchase an "egg" of their own and start camping!! :-)
    The empty nest is a hard adjustment but I am sure their support will be there for them.

  2. You have good reason to be proud of your granddaughter. I love hearing stories about kids that have their heads on right and are making positive steps towards adulthood. Great that she has a scholarship.


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