Red Roof Inn Jackson North - Ridgeland
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Today we left Shreveport and crossed the Mississippi River at Vicksburg. We turned off the interstate (I-20) shortly after crossing the river and went to the Vicksburg National Military Park. After a lengthy search for an allowed picnicking spot, we enjoyed a picnic and the beautiful day.
We made our way back to the Visitor's Center, watched a movie on the Siege of Vicksburg (see my comments for more details), then drove on ...
... it was a nice, quick stop bringing our total National Park Sites visited together to 92 (our first was in April 2009)! From there, we drove to Canton, MS for yet another Hampton Inn. We (especially Grant) are really hoping for Bagel Toppers for breakfast tomorrow. The Hampton breakfast options are generally pretty good (though definitely not the cooked to order options at Hilton Garden Inn), but the Bagel Toppers are always the preferred ...
... pick it up Tuesday and ten drive northwest to Colorado. We will weave our way through the state, northward to Wyoming. Being native Mississippians, and it being mid July, we are looking to go to the cooler elevations... for two weeks.
I suggested the RV trip to the mountains and a cooler climate to take the place of going to Disney World in Florida this fall. Ethan is not yet 6 ...
After breakfast, we drove into Jackson to the Mississippi Arts Center where the International Museum of Muslim Culture is housed. We walked in and browsed two art galleries of local artists' works in various mediums before hitting the Muslim museum. In the Muslim museum we first watched two movies before walking the exhibits. Saw a lot that I already knew from all of the students doing research on Islam and ...
... which we popped into the car CD player and began the driving tour beginning with the Union lines and ending with the Confederate lines. Along the way we stopped at many stops, such as memorials, redoubts, etc. The most interesting stop was the ironclad Cairo which was recovered back in the 1960s. We were able to walk through the ship, and we were in time for the 2:00 ranger talk about the ironclad. ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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