Holiday Inn Vicksburg
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... 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! ...
Saturday August 9, 2014 Travel Day The day started off sunny and hot, but soon turned overcast as we headed south on US 65. Crossing Into Arkansas we continued south on US 65 and I-40 East into Little Rock. We did not stop but continued straight through the city on I-30 and then I-530 south to Pine Bluff. Partway down I-30 we ran into a rain storm so strong ...
The elderly custodian must be a train enthusiast, as there are 2 neat model railway train displays which he took great delight in switching on to show us.
The next quest was to find coffee, and one of the 2 Casinos was the place we chose. There are 2 big casinos on the riverside, so this must be the local entertainment area!
I wonder where we'll have dinner?
Tomorrow we're off to Monticello in Arkansas.
... on some back wood roads and through some small towns. I noticed large high school buildings that were left abandoned. Boards on windows, grass unkept and once glorified football field left overgrown with weeds, stands and goal posts left to rust. Not to far in an elementary school was also in a similar state. What happens in a town to cause schools to shut down?
The landscape flattened out and there were signs of water everywhere. Swampy sections of land sat on the side ...
The battlefield is by far the best I've been too and I took over 150 photos, the positions of the two forces are clear and the park has cleared a lot of vegetation to give you a vista of the field of battle. The monuments are everywhere, even more than Gettysburg. Vicksburg invited all the states who had soldiers here to erect a monument and they are impressive in size and style...
There are also lots of markers for the two lines, blue ...