RideAbout65.2 – Day 2 – Through Mississippi to Natchez on the River


Total distance: 275.48 mi
Download file: Day2.gpx


Today’s Mileage: 276 miles

Total Trip Mileage so far: 546 miles


Today was just a day to get somewhere for a visit – the weather did not cooperate with me yesterday so I did not make it to Brandon, MS for the long-awaited visit with my cousin. This morning raining again – got a late start waiting to see if the rain would move out – broke the back roads only rule and just hoofed it down I55 while it was raining – finally broke out of the rain about two and a half hours later. Raingear worked good as usual and no seepage to make me uncomfortable. The interstate is easier to manage in the rain – no cross traffic or starts and stops to fog shield – otherwise just drone on…yuck. Had great visit with my cousin and her daughter, ate some great food, and stayed all afternoon instead of just an hour or so. But rain stayed away and had plenty of daylight to get to Natchez for the night. I might try to start doing something more interesting tomorrow…or not.

Tonight at my Hampton Inn, I ended up in a handicapped room (no snide jokes!) – they must have thought I was blind because the view from the window was, well, no view…weird.

My Room with a "View" in Natchez!

My Room with a “View” in Natchez!

Tom Carter
Franklin, Tennessee

Mechanical Engineering Consultant

Motorcycle Rider/ Racer/ Tester

Husband/ Dad/ Grandfather/ Great-Grandfather

Planet Earth Arrival 1947

First rode a motorcycle around 1958

Still riding today…