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  • Vacation09 – Part 2

    Posted on June 15th, 2009 Sallie 2 comments

    Tonight’s pics are from our day of geocaching with my sisters in Natchez.  My hometown is loaded with history, and we found a few neat spots to explore – antebellum (pre-Civil War) homes Monmouth & Melrose and the National Cemetery.

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    We even visited the Turning Angel statue in the cemetery.  It has long been told in Natchez that the statue turns to look your direction if you pass it on a moonlit night.  It even served as the title and focal point of local author Greg Iles’ book, Turning Angel, which is set in Natchez.  Just had to get my photo by it while I was there.  It is inscribed with a dedication to those who lost their lives in a explosion and fire at the Natchez Drug Company in the early 1900s.

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    The last photos are of the sisters.  We purposefully took advantage of the blooming hydrangeas to pose in front of, since we had done the same about 43 years ago.  We look just the same, don’t we?   🙂

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  • Vacation09 – Part 1

    Posted on June 14th, 2009 Sallie 2 comments

    Our trip south for the first two weeks of June was a refreshing break, and we all had a great time.  Much time was spent in the car, listening to audio books and wishing the miles would go by just a little bit quicker. (Hint: Click images for a larger view.)

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    We also enjoyed several days in Branson, both on the way to and returning from our ultimate destination, Mississippi.  Here are the Draper boys enjoying White Water.

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    And we all enjoyed our time at Silver Dollar City!

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