Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Vicksburg
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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We travelled today along the Natchez Trace Parkway.this is the route taken by travellers as far back as 1780's Boatman known as "Kaintucks" would float wooden flatboats down the Mississippi River from Nashville to the markets in New Orleans and Natchez. Without an efficient way to navigate up the river they would sell their boats for lumber and walk the 444 miles back home, which could take them a month. ...
... the history and displays the artefacts.
After we drove the loop we continued south to New Orleans.
We joined back up to the Natchez trail and as the fog closed in it made for an eerie drive on the narrow road. We were lucky enough to see an armadillo on the side of the road(Wade claims he has whiplash from this as I slammed on the breaks as he never saw it and reversed back down the road) and a few deer. I was also lucky enough to have ...
... Urban Spoon. We arrived in Natchez late afternoon, the GPS took us across the bridge over the Mississippi into Louisana before sending us back across again to our hotel in Mississippi where we had amazing views of the river from our window. We all think it is certainly the biggest river we have ever seen, it is muddy looking - and talking to a local he said he respects it so much that he would never go in. The current looks fast and it seems to have ...
Greetings earthlings! Today our weary band of travelers made time for a little old battlefield in a town called Vicksburg: for those of you not aware of its historical significance (Betsy you can skip this bit) Vicksburg was the turning point of the civil war in tandem with Gettysburg and was basically the Confederates on high ground the Union made a lot of failed attempts to charge the lines and ended up just laying a 45-day siege to the place and the ...
... I mean, I can dig the art and architecture, and appreciate the fine sculpture, but I’m more interested in the people and the place.
That being said, Gary’s passion and enthusiasm for the monuments soon rubbed off on me. As he explained many of the intricate details I found my appreciation expanding, and began actively applying some of what I was learning to other monuments as we approached them.
A funny moment ...