Travel Blogs from Vicksburg
... 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 ...
... ammo but no food. Dogs and cats became scarce and the fastest living animal on earth was the last surviving chicken in Vicksburg. Finally, on July 3, 1863 the Confederate commander, General Pemberton negotiated for a surrender, one day after the victory at Gettysburg.
Today, Vicksburg is still a bustling port city with cotton, soy beans, and corn being the primary product being shipped ...
... today, they got a 0.04 ; 0.35; and ; 0.47 much better! We are proud of you!
Well, the heat had taken a toll on out team as well. They had to get a new battery for the speedometer and the last time they stopped for gas, the gas cap was put on crocked, and then locked. Well, when Matt went to get gas on the way home, he couldn't get it off, 2 other Great Race people tried too, they ...
... quick heavy showers.
The USS Cairo was a ship that was dug up from the bottom of the River up the Yahzoo point. (Is that where we got "up the wazoo"?) The restoration was amazing. They had quite a bit of the original ship to work with. We even got to walk aboard. The ship was under a very large tent designed especially for it ( I'm guessing). Then nearby in a brick building attached, they had a museum of ...
... or do laundry
which is still out drying in the sun. Ale is cooking tonight with Seb
as his sous chef. We are planning a meal of instant mashed potatoes
and cream of mushroom soup with baked beans. Ale and Seb are writing
post cards to send back to the School and Hans is overseeing them
Oh, dinner's done, more later. Seb
adds some babble about me stealing Ale's lunch money and that he
biked an extra 5 miles. ...