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Today we left Shreveport and crossed the Mississippi River at Vicksburg. We turned off the interstate (I-20) shortly after crossing the river and went to the Vicksburg National Military Park. After a lengthy search for an allowed picnicking spot, we enjoyed a picnic and the beautiful day.
We made our way back to the Visitor's Center, watched a movie on the Siege of Vicksburg (see my comments for more details), then drove on ...
... Native Americans (the Quapaw). Today, not much (ok, really nothing) is left. The site lost its significance when Little Rock was founded and the river changed its course. There were a couple of surprise wildlife sightings: an alligator in the bayou and an armadillo that wasn't road kill!! While we understand & appreciate the history of this site, it's a little frustrating to not have any reconstructed buildings or foundation remnants to ...
... pick it up Tuesday and ten drive northwest to Colorado. We will weave our way through the state, northward to Wyoming. Being native Mississippians, and it being mid July, we are looking to go to the cooler elevations... for two weeks.
I suggested the RV trip to the mountains and a cooler climate to take the place of going to Disney World in Florida this fall. Ethan is not yet 6 ...
After breakfast, we drove into Jackson to the Mississippi Arts Center where the International Museum of Muslim Culture is housed. We walked in and browsed two art galleries of local artists' works in various mediums before hitting the Muslim museum. In the Muslim museum we first watched two movies before walking the exhibits. Saw a lot that I already knew from all of the students doing research on Islam and ...
After breakfast, we travelled from Natchez (Vidalia, LA) to Vicksburg, MS where we first visited the Biedenharn Coca Cola Museum in downtown Vicksburg. As we were parking, we saw some young girls with sashes and crowns with their mothers who had name tags. Whar is going on, a beauty contest on a Thursday morning? Then we entered the museum, and there were two beauty contestants sitting inside. I inquired ...
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