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May 22, 2013 - A Bit of History

Still camping! TV is still strapped down for travel, books are out, and internet is almost OK if we drive to town, which is how we send the journal, if we so choose. Still enjoying this beautiful state park. We did the driving loop yesterday and found that although it is on a civil war battle site at Fort Wade, there is much diversification here and a load of natural beauty surrounding the history. Won't bore you with the details, but will tell you that this is a great place to visit, but be prepared for humidity. Still looking at the...

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The Gypsy Whaylands

May 21, 2013 - Real Camping

Today we traveled through parts of Mississippi that were last seen in Deliverance, but oh so beautiful it was. We are now in a lovely state park named Grand Gulf Military Monument on the site of a Civil War Battle. It is beautiful and has a museum loaded with Civil War memorabilia where we plan to spend some time. Directly across the road is "River Road" which leads to the Mississippi, but the road isn't necessary since the Mississippi came to us. The road is covered by the Mississippi and closed to traffic . Down the road a couple of...

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The Gypsy Whaylands

Apr 24, 2011 - Day Trip: Port Gibson, MS

We have been here long enough. We get our regular seat and server at the Castle Restaurant (at the Dunleith House.) At lunch, we also get our regular seat and server. After breakfast, we explore Natchez. We passed through Natchez when we finished driving the Natchez Trace Parkway. We saw little, as we knew we would be back this way. It is still early, so, we head north toward Port Gibson. The guidebooks show pictures of the Windsor Ruins. We follow signs that send us down a back road. We reach the entrance. Is this it? I guess so. It is a...

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Apr 19, 2011 - Lots Of History Right Here At Our Home Base Location

From Grand Gulf Military Monument RV Park – Fort Gibson, MS Our home base for nearly a week has been right in the middle of a Civil War battlefield……The Battle of Grand Gulf. The once boom town and major river port of Grand Gulf played a significant role in Mississippi history then to only fade away into obscurity with the passing of time and today a virtual ghost town. Originally settled by the French in the early 1700s, Grand Gulf grew to be a major port city from which cotton was shipped. However many of the sternwheelers that stopped in...

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Home Sweet RV - 2011

Apr 15, 2011 - History In Some Very Small Communities

From Grand Gulf Military Monument RV Park – Port Gibson, MS Awoke to gray skies and gusty winds and possible rain in the forecast today but knowing we have back to back full days of sightseeing this week decided to take our chances. For today we pulled from the Great River Road information 4 very small towns; 3 of them you would consider communities not towns to explore……..Fayette, Church Hill, Washington and Lorman. Each of these small towns are located in close enough proximity to or the founding of them can be directly related to the...

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Home Sweet RV - 2011

Apr 14, 2011 - Moving Into Mississippi -The State That Is!

From Grand Gulf Military Monument RV Park – Port Gibson, MS With the roadside, fields and pastures along Hwy 61 blanketed with Crimson Clover and a scattered mix of other colorful varieties of wildflowers we moved a short distance north up the “Old Man River” to Port Gibson, MS. The road was very good the entire length of our travel today and we had a very nice travel day. This park we will be staying in for the next week was familiar to us from a “vacation” trip we made to this area in 2005 with our friends Sonny & Linda. Guess however the...

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Home Sweet RV - 2011

May 1, 2010 - Port Gibson & Grand Gulf

Wednesday we left Vidalia travelling just 40 miles to Port Gibson, driving along the Natchez Trace which is the old original Indian Trail from Natchez to Nashville even going through part of Alabama, this is now a single lane highway quite narrow in parts so we had to keep tight over when other traffic was approaching, it is only 50 mile limit and no commercial traffic allowed. You can stop off on the way visiting old ruins etc. We are hoping to travel the rest of this route as we go up as there is so much to see along it. We are staying on...

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Wandering America

Jun 29, 2008 - Mississippi

We are only going to stay in Mississippi 4 days. How would you like to live under the freeway, they had houses along that stretch of freeway also. Our RV park had alot of artifacts about the civil war. They had a 75ft watchtower you could walk up. You could see the Mississippi River from there. There is alot of history here about the civil war.The Vicksburg Military Park had quite a bit of information . Statues were placed where the certain troops were fighting. They were really close. The Ironclad gunboat was sunk in the Yazoo River. In...

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