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... by thousands from all over the world was held here in Indianola on Sunday. Indianola is in stark contrast to the wealth and architecture of Natchez and Vicksburg. It is a poor working town strung out over two highways, with nothing very much to recommend it. We are staying at the most expensive hotel in town which is like a cheap motel, with thin walls and noisy neighbours. The doors are locked and we are fine, but not a place to go walking out in the evening. The ...
... we head straight to the Vicksburg National Military Park. This park consists of a 16 mile driving tour through the hills where the campaign and siege of Vicksburg took place. Capturing Vicksburg was the key to The Union Forces taking control of the Mississippi River. The attempts started in October 1962 and continued until July 4 1863 when Vicksburg officially surrendered. The drive has Red and Blue markers to pertain ...
... walk around sections of it. It felt like a drive-through.
The National Cemetery within the Park is a misinterpretation of the word 'national' as only Union soldiers were allowed to be buried here. Two Confederate soldiers are buried in the cemetery but apparently that was a mistake.
Near the cemetery is an armoured river boat used by the Union army in the siege of Vicksburg. It's the real deal and not a replica. I ...
... hard to find. After a day of shopping we made it home for another beautiful sunset on the beach. That evening we met up with Carol and Chuck at one of their favorite restaurants, Saltwater Grill. After a great dinner and beverages, we found another place to listen to good music, watch the moon over the ocean, and dance another night away.
January 27, Panama City Beach to Gulf Island, MS
On the road by noon, we said our goodbyes to new ...
... mile on to a very
picturesque, if gross lake. We hung out in the shade, just relaxing
after our first day on the trail.
Tonight we are just relaxing, having
dinner and going to sleep. We plan on having rice with Creole
Jambalaya seasoning mix, carrots, pinto beans, and at Seb's request,
baby corn. I don't think the food is ever going to be dull.
So far our goals for the trip are as
Seb: Be able to consecutively hit ...