Hampton Inn Vicksburg
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Saturday August 9, 2014 Travel Day The day started off sunny and hot, but soon turned overcast as we headed south on US 65. Crossing Into Arkansas we continued south on US 65 and I-40 East into Little Rock. We did not stop but continued straight through the city on I-30 and then I-530 south to Pine Bluff. Partway down I-30 we ran into a rain storm so strong ...
... first. Well not sure if it's a glorified garage sale or supposed to be serious! Lots of junk lol
The museum we did go into was about the lower Mississippi and how it has changed over the years. Very interesting. Interactive displays for all to push and learn from.
Next museum just down the road was dedicated to the siege of Vicksburg. We were shown an informative 30 min film about what occurred in those days before the Southern ...
... a really neat place to view the Mighty Missip, and watch a huge barge being guided up the current of the river. It sure was a feat of driving! or pushing really!
Dinner was disgusting. Never go to Waffle House for a steak dinner. It was inedible, and as for the hash browns, huh what a have. The only semi decent thing was ...
... minute chat. He mentioned Bluegrass group will play outside and that's were we went after Pirogue dinner of fried oysters, catfish and shrimp. Quite good. Spent about 2 hours listening to good local music! Moving onto Tuscaloosa, MA. Not much to say with just overnight stay except that we blew circuit breaker after I used hair dryer with A/C, microwave, lights going and had no idea where to find it. The Jayco ...
... and northern Mississippi, along with rumours of drunkenness and obstinacy. His march to Vicksburg had particularly heavy casualties for both sides.
The casualties on the 22nd were still on the field on 24th so a truce was called for 2.5 hrs, to clear the dead and wounded. During this truce many from both sides played cards and swapped stories about previous battles. There was even an exchange of letters from Northern people for the friends/relatives ...