Last night we met several nice folks from Pierre Part, LA and they convinced us that our ride would be incomplete unless we visited Pierre Part, a delightful village 30 miles north of Morgan City.  So?  Early this morning we headed to Pierre Part.

Pierre Part is on the bayou, near many alligator swamps.  In fact it is the home of Troy Landry, the star of Discovery Channel's "Swamp People".  Unique and quaint, the visit was well worth the ride.  Finally about noon, we pointed the bikes North on LA 69 and made the 130 mile trek to Natchez, MS.  Natchez, al southern antebellum town  full of beautiful Civil War era homes and streets lined with flowering trees.  Check out our pictures to understand this unique beauty.

And Ricardo?  He is having a great time viewing the beauty of Southern Mississippi and talking with everyone in his new creole dialect.  Everyone  thinks he is an alligator wrestler from Pierre Part, LA.

And tomorrow?  Up by 6:00 AM, and riding by 7:00 AM.  We have to beat the heat as we ride up the Natchez Trace Parkway.  The Natchez Trace Parkway, running 444 miles from Natchez MS, through parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and finally ending just outside of Nashville, TN.