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Travel Blogs from Vicksburg
Well 2 1/2 weeks into the ride, over 5000km ridden so far and we had a day of quirky experiences and stops.
We left the hotel after a quick bite and although we have about 300km to travel today, it was already getting warm. We stopped at Macca's a bit later on and Sean was made an offer by a very large African American lady who wanted to get on his bike and ride into the sunset.
After a detour to Walmart, trying ...
... and that "the war would not be over until that key is in our pocket". He ordered General Grant and his army 70,000 strong to capture and occupy this important port. Grant also had the advantage of a river navy to support and move troops as well as shell the city. Starting in May of 1863, Grant went East from Vicksburg to clean up Mississippi by winning battles at Champions Hill, Port ...
... a lot of responsibility on his shoulders. And the intensity of concentration is hard to handle for 8 hours a day 9 days straight. When they make a mistake and make a wrong turn, they turn around and correct it, even if it only take a few seconds...they have to make up the difference...Matt says that riding with Kenny sometimes is like riding on Mr Toads Wild Ride! When they got to the last ...
... Around midnight the sky lit up as the Southern forces used the cannons from the overlook to attack the ships. Since the North had breached supplies through a critical point, they began the final bloody battles. The North still in the lowlands, but now with supplies held a 47 day siege of the perimeter of Vicksburg. The South in Vicksburg finally surrendering on July 4.
The park consisted of a drive ...
... in the main part of town with big, beautiful, shady trees
and had lunch there. My favorite sandwich out of the lot was a
mustard, normal chips, BBQ chips, and Little Debbie oatmeal cream pie
combination. Seb's favorite was PB+J, crumbled cookies made by my mom
and oatmeal cream pie. Ale preferred the PB+J, mustard, salami, both
kinds of chips, and oatmeal cream pie on wheat bread. We then napped
in the shade of the trees ...