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My pink and favorite contribution is a setting for 12 vintage dinnerware. It is a Bavarian fine china made by Tirschenreuth in Dogwood pattern. As you can see in the pictures, there is a very subtle pink in the center of the flowers. The china is very delicate. I have had them for a while but I have not used them yet. One of these days, I will create a tablescape with them.
Now on to our sightseeing. I was taking the pictures from the Natchez side. I really did not want to go to the Vidalia side for obvious reasons. Can you see all the curious poeple watching the river? That includes me, lol.
The other side, however is not sitting on bluff. You can see Comfort Suites in Vidalia where they've built a levy and filled in front of it with sand. So far, that is the only thing that is keeping the water from entering the hotel. But the worst is not here yet. The river is supposed to crest on the 21st of this month and they are afraid that the levee will not hold up. Right now the water has risen 58.04 ft, which is already a record high, but it should crest at 64 ft. in less than a week. I used to like to stay there when I was house hunting because of the fabulous water view.
Here is the Natchez side again. See how far we are from the water? However, the casino which is on the water might flood, but right now it is still in operation.
There are a few restaurants almost adjacent to the casino and they are in danger of flooding. They are under the hill. They have a nice view but they are low.
The only thing preventing the flooding of Riverpark Medical building is the levee that they just temporarily built. There are layers of sandbags in front of the levee.
Thought I'd show you a magnolia tree which is blooming right now. It is Mississippi's national flower.