We are in the Bible Belt. We have seen many churches throughout Arkansas. Some are small like the one in the photograph, others are very large and modern. They include Southern Baptist, Missionary Baptist, Methodist, and Pentecostal. Sometimes we see gospel singing sheds.
I love a Capella gospel singing and have been in workshops with Tony Backhouse in NZ and once on a desert choir walking trip in the red desert of Australia. I hope I can hear some gospel singing while we are in this region.
The Stars and Stripes flies high and wide.
These are rice silos. Most of the USA rice is produced in this region.
Obviously expecting big letters at this place.
Memorial gardens for troops are also common in many towns.
We are on the bridge crossing the Mississippi into Natchez from Vidalia.
A wonderful welcome to Natchez from China.
We have a view over the river and we watch the barges move up and downstream around the lazy bends.
We have ridden from Arkansas through Louisiana into Mississippi today.
A ride through hundres of miles of fertile delta farmlands. Extensive cropping on huge paddocks. Industrialised farming.
In the evening we have a tasty meal of local food including crawfish, catfish, shrimps and gumbo.
Catfish, grit cake and crawfish étouffée.
Tomorrow is a rest day.