Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Anniversary Weekend & Natchez

Happy Tuesday! Today is one of my favorite days – it’s our Anniversary! I can’t quite believe that 8 years has come and gone already!  We’ve shared so many fun memories and special moments together, I can’t wait to see what the future has in store!


As mentioned yesterday, we took a run-trip this past weekend and decided to stop in Natchez, MS to tour a few plantation homes.

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Our first stop was a home I read many things about, called Longwood. Construction began about a year before the Civil War broke out. During that time, construction halted “momentarily”, then never began again. The home remains in its unfinished form today. It’s a sad story but definitely a unique one!

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Most plantation homes were made with brick, then white stucco was placed on top. This home would have looked completely different (all white) had construction began a year earlier!

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The detail is amazing!

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The bricks used to build the home were created in that very yard!

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Although photos aren’t allowed in the “basement” where the family lived, they are allowed in the actual first level of the unfinished home.

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Entry way

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Looking up! The plans called for a five story grand octagonal home that was never finished.

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After leaving Longwood, we grabbed lunch at Fat Mama’s Tamales (YUM), which was recommended to us by one of the runners at the race.

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Our food was delicious!

Our next stop, Stanton Hall, was described to us as Natchez’s “grandest” home.

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I absolutely love the detail that was put into creating this home!

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We did tour the inside but weren’t allowed to take photographs.

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Overall we had a great time!! I loved visiting new places I’d never been before and enjoyed meeting new people. Spending the weekend out of town with Jason was nice, too! :)

Do you like to visit new places/tour new areas?


  1. Happy anniversary! Your wedding picture is gorgeous! Those homes are amazing. I can understand why you enjoy visiting plantation homes, so much history!

    1. Thanks so much! Yes, I love to hear about the history behind each place...it fascinates me! :)

  2. Great pics, looks like a fun weekend! Happy Anniversary :)
    Karen @karenlovestorun

  3. I love to visit new places, and if it can be combined with a run and great food - all the better. Happy Anniversary!

  4. Happy Anniversary! You certainly had beautiful weather for your race and home tours. I love it when locals offer a restaurant recommendation. It is usually a great spot!

    1. Thanks so much, Pam! The weather was prefect for the weekend! Couldn't have asked for better! :)

  5. Happy Anniversary!!
    Those houses are gorgeous!

  6. Happy Anniversary! I love your wedding photo!


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