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Travel Blogs from Vicksburg
... a camera for Julie - that's another story, we rode on. At Greenville, we tried to find something interesting to look at and ended up in a very traditional southern diner for lunch, eating some form of fish and Karl also had crocodile/alligator.
While there, we met the local Fire Chief who was having lunch and he took us for a run out to see the mighty Mississippi, to a place called Warfield Park - we had photos taken ...
... and Jackson, the capital city. This caused the confederate army West to Vicksburg where Grant & Sherman attacked with frontal assaults that resulted in heavy losses to the Union armies.
Finally, Grant realized he couldn't win climbing earthen fortresses, out match the artillery guns of the rebel army, so he decided to lay siege to the city for 47 days. Confederate forces had ...
... the timed portion of the race, a long train came across the tracks, holding up alot of the racers, they had so many time delay sheets that they decided to throw out the last leg. But they didn't tell the teams...so they all raced down the road, going 60 mph trying to make up the difference of time. They had fun, but it didn't count. so that effort was wasted. All in all, everything went ...
... 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 ...