Holiday Inn Vicksburg
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... but it wasn’t raining so we had an early breakfast and headed off to explore the Vicksburg National Military Park. This was one of the most important sites during the Civil War as it was the corridor between the North and South and it was a crucial supply route for the Confederates. The town sits on a high bluff overlooking the river and there are also a number of swamps surrounding it. The Confederates never gave up easily and there were a number ...
... we had steak! And of course we chose the restaurant carefully as it's desert night! We did pick the right restaurant indeed: - Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Bourbon pecan pie, dark chocolate ganache, served with Amaretto whipped cream & caramel. Bluebell Homemade Vanilla ice cream - Anchuca Bonzo Cake House Specialty, Flourless chocolate cake, dark chocolate ganache, cheesecake, chocolate mousse, chocolate & caramel, Bluebell Homemade Vanilla ice ...
... to the Courthouse Museum - the guy at the Visitor Centre told us it was a must - well you walk in and I don't think a window has been opened in there since the last trial way back in the 19th Century - extremely musty - but being good tourists we had a look through it - lots of items from the Civil War etc etc.
Ameristar Casino for their buffet dinner.
... recovered cannon, army HQ's, the two largest mausoleums, the ironclad boat and several photo ops. You do get a sense of the futility of battle and also the scale and loss, a highly recommended visit..... The ironclad was pretty awesome too....
So where next? I knew I wanted to get to Lafayette in Louisianna (explain at that entry), we had half a day, looked on the map and though Natchez (huh ???)
I did New Orleans a great injustice in writing it off in one comment about Bourbon Street. Bourbon Street is indeed a hole - we went back to double check - but as a local explained to me yesterday, Bourbon St is not Louisiana culture "please don't remember us for that". I choose not to remember them for the blackened fish that laid Flick up in bed for a whole day with food poisoning either. Aside from that, we saw and did good stuff. We headed out ...