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Travel Blogs from Port Gibson
... and as he was about to retire, he was more than willing to get into the shots. He also warned us about snakes, particularly water moccasins which are deadly.
Back onto the road for the ride to Vicksburg - we stopped for fuel at a place called Onward whose claim to fame is the Theodore Roosevelt went there on a hunt and refused to shoot a bear, hence the nickname Teddy. The shop was full of all sorts of interesting ...
... forces realized this city would be the next site to be challenged. A natural fortress because of its location, it was capturing commercial barges coming South from the Northern States of Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, and Michigan. Vicksburg left un-challenged supplied Confederate forces with war supplies.
President Lincoln realized that Vicksburg was the key to a decisive ...
... with Dad and Bapa. They had a great time looking at all the cars and sitting in the Packard. Ken gave them each a Packard Hat, they were so excited. Matthew especially enjoyed it...he said "Bapa you and I could do this next year, I'll drive and you can navigate". Matt says that he would love to do this with his grandson...but that IF he ever does this again, He is going to drive! The ...
... green hills dotted with monuments from each state that participated in that battle. There was a cellphone tour that we quickly got bored with. We drove quite quickly through most of the park. The highlights being the Illinois monument and the USS Cairo Museum.
The Illinois monument was a large domed structure with a circular skylight. I wonder where all the water went when it rains. We have been caught ...
... bit before getting water and heading
The next 10 miles were challenging but
once my muscles warmed up it was slightly easier. We stopped to
regroup at a place called Owen's Creek waterfall. It was lovely and
peaceful sitting on top the ledge. We ended up waiting a while again
because Ale had had another flat.
We made it into our campsite for the
night at around 2 which gave us enough time ...