Thursday, June 22, 2023


 Back in the happy times, pre-covid, Belle and I discovered a jewel in the rough, the Magnolia Bluffs casino in Natchez, MS.  It had a great little buffet, a nice gambling floor, and an enjoyable atmosphere, and a lovely view of the river.

When Belle proposed the trip, we decided on Natchez, and I made the reservations at the hotel associated with the casino.  We got there about noon yesterday and checked in.  The hotel has undergone a renovation and is very nice.  Nicer than we remembered during the pre-covid days.  The room was comfortable, spacious, and everything worked as advertised.

We got to the casino a bit later, hungry, expecting the buffet, but they have converted that to a sports book.  There was a restaurant, but it didn't open until 4:00, So, we played for a couple of hours until the restaurant opened.  The food was good, but honestly, by that time I would have eaten a hot dog on a gas station picnic table.  Casinos need buffets.  Period.

The view of the river has not changed.

Looking north from the casino deck.  The big muddy is almost a mile wide at this point.  Lots of barge traffic along this very important waterway.

Looking South from the casino, at the bridge that joins Natchez, MS and Vidalia, LA

This morning after breakfast, Belle asked me if I would like to go back to the casino and paly a while before we headed home.  So, we went tot the casino and found it locked.  What?  It was 9:05 and they don't open until 10:00?  What the hell kind of casino are they running here?  No buffet and they are not open 24 hours?  The place is going to hell in a hand basket.

So, we're home.  We had a good time.  Learned some stuff.  Nice hotel, very nice hotel.

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