La Quinta Inn & Suites Vicksburg
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... on the city by the Union troops. Finally after a 46 day siege Vicksburg surrendered on July 4th 1863(however fighting continued for another 21months).
You tour the site by car on a 16mile loop that passes points of interest. It was really very interesting to see as they had marked out how close the Confederate and Union troops were to each other. Also the cemetery here holds the largest amount of Civil war Union soldiers with 17000 ...
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 ...
... Americans do with anything military.
We had late lunch at the Cracker Barrel - southern country cooking - we heard about this chain from Ed - our ad reading man at the Ole Opry so thought we had to try it. Pretty good too I might add. All the stores have a front porch lined with rocking chairs and a gift shop as well. Rob loved the rocking chair!
... are still about 250 miles from the sea. Got goosebumps crossing the bridge as if finally I've seen it!!! Very few things I've seen deserve the word awesome and this was to me.
Headed for the military park and stopped for a coffee in a MacD just outside. My coffee cost 10 cents as a breakfast special and as I turned to get my sugar I slipped on the wet floor and landed on my back. Elbow sore but mostly just pride hurt. That said suddenly I was centre ...
... and as he was about to retire, he was more than willing to get into the shots. He also warned us about snakes, particularly water moccasins which are deadly.
Back onto the road for the ride to Vicksburg - we stopped for fuel at a place called Onward whose claim to fame is the Theodore Roosevelt went there on a hunt and refused to shoot a bear, hence the nickname Teddy. The shop was full of all sorts of interesting ...