Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Vicksburg
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Travel Blogs from Vicksburg
Thursday, June 27, 2013 The sun was out today and a heat advisory was in effect. With the humidity the index was 105. They had the longest run today... it wound back and forth across the state lines and zigzagged covering a lot of miles.
Jim and my route was a straight shot down I-55 to Jackson, MS and straight over to Vicksburg MS and it was …
We spent just one night at the Holiday Inn Express in Vicksburg, Mississippi. See we had been living in Tuscaloosa, AL for about nine months and just wanted a night away. So we decided on Vicksburg because of the small factory outlet mall and the five major casinos that are there. We left Tuscaloosa rather early in the morning and stopped in …
We started our day at Mud Island. G and g remembered Mud Island from our last trip and wanted to go back. Mud Island is a city park with restaurants, museum, gift shop and (this is really, really cool) a scale model of the lower Mississippi from just below St. Louis to the Gulf of Mexico. The major tributaries are shown as well. The scale is one …
... 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 ...
... by the hundreds. Casinos have also taken their place on the river side and has helped with employment challenges. As in every city we've traveled this summer, Vicksburg had its share of shuttered buildings, proof that the economy hasn't recovered.
Okay, boys and girls, we are off to our next destination, namely Mobile, Alabama. Thank you for staying with us and enjoying the ride.
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking