The Road Less Traveled

As we travel we sometime use the back roads instead of major highways.  On our way back from Atlanta we got off Interstate 20 onto US Highway 80.  While driving along, our GPS took us off US 80 onto the Natchez Trace Highway which we had wanted to do.  To our dismay, this trip was short lived.  Back on US 80 we traveled on until we saw a sign for the Windsor Ruins.  Susan had read about this attraction and had wanted to visit but never thought we would never be near there.  So off we went.

When we arrived, we found nothing but tall columns stretching to the sky.  This was all that was left of a magnificent plantation home.  This house was considered the largest house east of the Mississippi River before the Civil War and now only columns were left.  The house made it through the war only to be burned down by a careless guest with a cigarette.  Most of this information came from a couple we met there.  The wife has written a book about a Confederate general who was murdered in the area.  They are trying to make a movie about her book and the interesting things in the area. Oh yeah, they were married here 24 years ago among the columns.  Now they have a fence around it to protect the site and the public since some have removed some of the bricks in the column’s foundation.

After a good visit we were back on the road but this time we get back on I-20 and Louisiana for the night.  We love to get off the beaten path and make these wonderful finds.  So, until our next adventure best wishes.

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, and that made all the difference.”  Robert Frost

By Marshall


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