We have arrived in the beautiful State of Mississippi. My home for 28 years and where I raised my three Sons. We arrived into the State via the Natchez Trace Parkway which we started in Tennessee. The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444-mile recreational road and scenic drive through three states- Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi. It roughly follows the “Old Natchez Trace” a historic travel corridor used by American Indians. It is a beautiful, scenic drive of 10,000 years worth of southern history.
We stopped for the night at a rest area on the Trace in Alabama. I am always in love with Sunsets and sunrises. I love photographing the southern skies because of their colors and activities. They are always expressive in some way.
We made it to my Son’s house in Bentonia, MS much earlier than what we had anticipated. But the visit with him and his Fiance has been wonderful. The wedding day is this coming Friday on the 29th so this will be a week of crazy hectic activities. I am so proud of the man he has become and the choices he is making. By the wedding day I will be reunited with my other two sons as well and it will be the first time in several years that the 4 of us will be all together.
Yesterday, September 22nd, we spent the day at the Ross Barnett Reservoir in Ridgeland, MS. It is a beautiful and very popular area for all kinds of activities.
“Ridgeland is where water meets wonderful at the Barnett Reservoir. Named for the 52nd governor of the State of Mississippi, “The Rez” was created by impounding the Pearl River between Madison and Rankin Counties. Completed in 1965, it has 105 miles of shoreline and is bounded on the north by the historic Natchez Trace. The Barnett Reservoir creates a haven for many outdoor adventures. Boating, sailing, water sports, camping, fishing, picnicking or bird watching offer endless hours of pleasure. Visitors have the opportunity to view and participate in national and regional fishing tournaments, weekend regattas ,as well as the many festivals held at the reservoir.”
(Quoted from Reservoir Website: https://www.visitridgeland.com/attractions/ross-barnett-reservoir/)
Here are a few of the pictures I took of the reservoir. There was a lot of boating going on in the area where we were.
Lot’s of young folks out having a good time!
There were even a few birds of a feather around enjoying the day.
As the day went on, rain clouds started forming. I love to capture the beauty of the skies especially when clouds are present.
We all had a great time at the Reservoir!
My Son Christian, and his Fiance, Shannon
My Little super dog Wally in his chair.
Scott going for a swim
My Son and Me
And even Gypsy Rose seem to be enjoying the view
It really was a great day and there will be many more to come. Getting ready for a wedding can be a bit stressful. But when there is love all around mixed with good times and endless smiles, you are ready for a day that will overflow with Love, Peace, and Blessings.
Hope you all enjoyed this trip with me. Remember there will be many more great trips to come.