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... the bigger tent. It was freezing and wet so it would certainly not be fun.
We made it to Vicksburg by early afternoon but it was pouring with rain so it was rather difficult to do anything. We went for a drive around the area and ended up checking out the outlets (Don’t worry I didn’t buy anything) and grabbed something to eat at the Cracker barrel restaurant which of course serves ginormous meals.
The next morning we woke to ...
We left later than planned to Clarksdale to take a picture at the legendary crossroad of the highways 61 and 49 and we also had a coffee sitting outside enjoying the sun. We continued along the Blues Highway to Rosedale. Unfortunately the park we wanted to visit was closed. Greenville did not have much to offer either. Now it's time for laundry again (which means we have time to blog!) and then we're off to enjoy a nice dinner as we realized it's been too ...
... I pulled into a gas station to fuel up and consider my option. (thats singular!)
I shot a video of how hard it was raining, but video never does extreme weather justice.
Although I was already quite wet, as we know it can be very uncomfortable riding in the wet for a prolonged period of time. We were about half way through our 700 km day, and I did not relish the thought of 3 or 4 more hours of being wet, so we did the unthinkable! ...
... battle. I look at the Brest works that was outside and see just how difficult it was to attack this town. The high ridges and deep gullies are natural obstacles, and the well prepared confederate army had forts and trench lines dug into all the best positions. Now, the trees have grown back and you can't see the union lines from where I stood, but in the 1860s, this area was all cleared land for agriculture, and all Union Army approaches were visible.
I made my way to ...
... floor just had disjointed bits of information which was not very informative or interestingly displayed. We were allowed to walk up on the balcony and look into room 306 where MLK had stayed at the time of his assassination. Took photos. The highlight of our stay in Memphis followed. A mention of a restaurant serving the best fried chicken ever in the LP took us to a run down street where the only sign of life was just that; a yellow sign with a chook and ...