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Dec 12, 2019 - Arrived at the Mississippi!!!!

We have crossed the great Mississippi. That is a powerful river. We stayed in Vicksburg for two nights at a casino RV Park. They are about two steps up from a Walmart parking lot. Vicksburg is an interesting place. I was very surprised by the lack of rebel flag sightings. There must be a reason for this but I do not know it. We visited the National Park battlefield and were in awe of what the people went through during the war. The battle went on there for two years with 47 days and nights of non stop shooting. Women and children hid in...

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One day @ a Time v2

Oct 28, 2019 - Vicksburg, MS

Vicksburg is a conveniently located stop at a casino RV park. If there were other RV parks nearby that might be decent I would try them, because this one is not too good! The sites are small but usually this is not such a problem for one night but this time we have an tilted site and an rude neighbor. I had difficulty leveling the camper and the neighbor partially blocked our site with his truck and ran his diesel for about 30 minutes in the morning.

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Oct 23, 2019 - Vicksburg, MS

Left Texas and overnighted at a road side rest in Louisiana. Only a couple days in Mississippi since we need to fill time before heading to the Gulf Coast. Rained hard the day we rolled in. Mud everywhere, but we survived. Visited the Civil War Battlefield and got to see tons of statues, monuments and an old restored war ship that use to patrol the Mississippi River. Day two and we visited the Riverfront Murals, Historic Courthouse, Railroad Museum and the Coca Cola Museum. Busy day, but we got to see some awesome historic stuff, and the...

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Apr 13, 2019 - Magnolia RV, Vicksburg, MS

We departed Canton the next morning, the 11th and traveled 305 miles to Vicksburg the spot of the famed Vicksburg Seige during the Civil War. We have wanted to stop here for several years to investigate and learn about this historic battlefield. This RV park, Magnolia is just far enough off the freeway to be quiet yet easy off and on. Take exit 1-B and travel south. We paid $28 for FHU 50 amp per day. From the RV Park we traveled 4.5 miles to the NPS Visitors Center for the Vicksburg National Military Park. The visitors center was very...

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Dec 6, 2018 - Ameristar RV Campground (12/5 - 12/6/18)

We stayed in Ameristar RV Campground in site #47. This campground is part of the Ameristar Casino that is just across the road right on the Mississippi River. The park is quite large and was about 1/3 full. We did some gambling at the Ameristar and we all lost. But we decided to stay a second day because there was a poker tourney the next day. We had dinner in the historic downtown area of Vicksburg at 10 South Rooftop Bar & Grill. It was on the 9th floor. The bar area was surrounded on three sides by half walls with plastic window...

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Jul 30, 2018 - Vicksburg, Mississippi

The vacation is officially over! It has rained on us since we left Colorado. Heck it rained on us the the days we were in Colorado. Just for your information, during the whole time Elisabeth was with us, it rained 2 days in a month. Since we got to Colorado it has rained every day! Some worse than others, but starting in Texas the rain has gotten stronger and the storms more intense. We are now across the Mississippi River and can no longer say we are out west. The roads are worse and the traffic much heavier. No more Big Sky! Well turning...

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Dec 12, 2017 - Vicksburg, MS

Today we made our way south and west from Corinth MS to Vicksburg. We used state roads, which were mostly 4 lane limited access and pretty good. The day would have been pretty uneventful if I had planned my fuel stops better. Yesterday we got diesel fuel at a Pilot-Flying J truck stop in McCalla, and there are no more PFJ's on the way to Corinth. There is a PFJ about 100 miles southwest of Corinth and I thought we could easily make it on a full tank with about 60 miles to spare. The problem arose when we deviated from the planned route...

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Nov 25, 2017 - Vicksburg, Mississippi

Like most riverfront towns along the Mississippi River, Vicksburg has erected a tall floodwall. The wall today is tall enough to have contained even the highest water in recorded history had it been present at that time. Also, like other towns, Vicksburg has covered the walls with murals depicting history from prehistoric times and war times, Vicksburg’s role in river commerce, visits by presidents, and its survival through floods and tornados. Perhaps you knew that Coca-Cola was invented in 1886 by a pharmacist in Atlanta, Georgia. But,...

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2017-Adventures

Oct 12, 2016 - Vicksburg battlefield and Army Corps ship

As we drove south in Arkansas and into Louisiana we saw cotton fields. Some were picked with baled cotton waiting to be picked up, some were like white snow and we saw the trucks with canvas tops that transport the cotton to the gin. We are at the Ameristar Casino RV park - very nice. We are on the back row and there are trees full of birds, so Birti is well entertained. We first went along the canal that now follows the original channel of the Mississippi River at the time of the Battle of Vicksburg and there are outlooks with cannon at...

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2016 Eagle trip

Sep 10, 2016 - Vicksburg

They finished with the RV yesterday so we headed over to the wash yard this morning and washed it. From the beginning of the Civil War control of the Mississippi River was the key to winning the war. This would let Union troops and supplies into the south and it would isolate Texas, Arkansas and most of Louisiana. For protection the Confederates built fortifications at key river points. The Federal forces fought south from Illinois and north from the Gulf of Mexico, capturing post after post. By late summer 1862 only Vicksburg, MS and Port...

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Jun 26, 2016 - Coca Cola Bottling and Last dinner in Vicksburg

Nice lazy morning, meaning we slept in late and fuddled around. Finally left at 12 for the Mississippi River Museum and the Coca Cola Museum, both in Vicksburg. Unfortunately, the River Museum was closed for Sunday. So we went to the Coca Cola Museum, only it didn't open until 1:30. We'd seen people on the other side of the Mississippi River on a beach and Charlotte suggested driving across the river into Louisiana to find the beach and dip our toes in the river. So off we went along the freeway until we saw a right hand turn to The Delta....

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To Maine and back

Jun 25, 2016 - Driving the Natchez Trace

Up and out by 9:30 to drive to Natchez which is about 50 miles south of Vicksburg where we're staying. We'd been in Natchez 13 years ago when Seaberry gave birth to Quinn, her first child, and Charlotte went to be with her and Luke in Maryland. After the birth, Charlotte drove down to Atlanta to pick Wayne up and we drove home to Colorado through Natchez. We'd stayed at a beautiful old southern antebellum mansion that was now a hotel. The idea when leaving Vicksburg now so many years later was to follow what is called the Trace, which was a...

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To Maine and back

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