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Mar 25, 2013 - The Mississippi Blues Trail

One of my major drivers for this itinerary was to find out a bit more about Mississippi's Blues tradition. Seems that others have the same idea. The visitor map at the Greenwood Museum has visitors from all 7 Continents. Evidently there are Mongolians, Libyans, Chileans, Russians, Chinese and South Africans who have the blues. There's even someone from an Antarctic Base who has visited. There's an extensive Blues Trail followed by men and women from around the world. Campestola for the musically inclined. www.msbluestrail.org Out of...

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Feb 9, 2012 - Mississippi Plantations and the Delta Blues Music Loop

The Mississippi Blues Tour was one of the "themes" of our trip. This loop was a kick! Highlights: * Ferry ride from Galvaston to Bolivia Penninsula - the shortest route to Lafayette LA...and free! * Two Plantations - two perspectives. The first visited, The Myrtles, focused on "Mystery", hauntings, ghosts all due to the 12 murders that happened in the house. It had been a working plantation started 215 years ago by "Whiskey Dave" Bradford. It was opulent with beautiful antiques. The second, The Rosedown, built in 1835 has been taken over by...

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Apr 23, 2011 - Music Of The Delta

From Washington County Convention Center RV Park – Greenville, MS Who of you remember the Charley Pride song “Mississippi Cotton Pickin’ Delta Town” whose chorus lyrics contain these lines…….”One dusty street to walk up and down – Nothin’ much to see but a starvin’ hound” in the opening and the closing “One dusty street to walk up and down – Nothin’ much to do but just hang around – In a Mississippi cotton pickin’ Delta town”. Well I kept hearing these lyrics playing in my head as we drove some real backroads of the GRR in Mississippi...

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Home Sweet RV - 2011

Apr 17, 2009 - Attended the Juke Joint Blues Festival

Our goal was to get an early start today, and we were able to be on the road at 9:00 am. We spent most of the day in Clarksdale, Mississippi, located in the heart of the Mississippi delta exploring the blues festival. Visit Blues Festival Clarksdale is the birth place of the blues and location of the famous crossroad intersection of highway 61 and 49 where Robert Johnson famous blues musician sold his soul to the devil to become a great blues singer. Non stop events go on throughout the downtown Friday and Saturday. Morgan Freeman who is...

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Apr 16, 2009 - TCB (for you younger folks Google TCB band

Another fun packed day on the road. However we didn't get an early start, left the MH at 11 am Our first stop was Graceland (yes we used the GPS no maps) home of The King, Elvis Presley. We have added a couple of pics. He had quite an estate on 13 acres near downtown Memphis. State of the art for the 1950's, security system, media room, recording studio, racquetball court, etc, etc. Elvis has sold over 1 billion records more than any other artist. Over 147 Gold & Platinum records. Check out the pic of his trophy wall. Also on the grounds...

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Apr 15, 2009 - Today we are calling Clarksdale, Mississippi home

We had a pleasant drive from Nashville today. Left about 9am, stopped about noon for lunch at a rest stop along I-40. Sue made egg salad, one of the benifits of having your kitchen travel with you. Had a minor pilot, co-pilot encounter navigating through Memphis. We should have listened to our GPS, but went with the map and did a few u-turns, 4 to be exact. Picture a 40 foot motorhome towing a truck going round and round. The moral to the story, listen to the gps. Arrived at Clarksdale Mississippi around 3pm, set up and spent the rest of...

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Dec 5, 2007 - Vicksburg / Clarksdale, Ms

After our visits to the other music capitals of the south, we realized we had missed one of the most influential areas which gave birth to The Blues. The Mississippi Delta extends roughly from just north of Vicksburg following Highway 61 to Clarksdale, a small town where Highways 49 and 61 intersect at "The Crossroads" of the Blues. It was this dusty stretch of flat land, where miles upon miles of cotton fields extend as far as the eye can see, from which evolved the music we know today as the blues. Music flowed from the heart and soul of...

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Sep 2, 2006 - Tunica, MS

Seven casinos located here make this a great place to stop. We stayed at the Hollywood RV Park, that has about 150 paved spots with phone lines at the sites. We are staying right next to a beautiful golf course that we will play this afternoon. We played the Tunica National two days ago and it was beautiful. Yesterday we went to the casino and had the best buffet every. After lunch we went to the regional roping contest at the Horse Arena on route 61 near Tunica. It was great watching the kids (and adults) doing their thing. Weather is...

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