Monday, November 19, 2012

The Mighty Mississippi

We drove across the state of Louisiana today too, but I didn't take a picture one. I do  get excited however every time we arrive at the mighty Mississippi River. There are two routes to choose when driving from Houston to Atlanta.(Georgia) Tom and I prefer the northern route, which takes us across the Mississippi River at Vicksburg, MS. (Interstate 20).
We  stopped at the welcome center, which sits on a high bluff above the river. The bridge on the left is for cars and the one on the right, trains. Gosh, it was a beautiful day.

It was here in 1863 that the Siege of Vicksburg was fought in the the Civil war. Many people will tell that the turning point in that war was the battle at Gettysburg, but others will argue that it was fought right here in Vicksburg. After many attempts, with Major General Ulysses S. Grant calling the shots,   the Union Army, finally took this stronghold, which was a major supply point for the Confederate army because of it's location on this mighty river.
We are getting back on the road early this morning. Come back tomorrow for a big surprise!
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  1. sounds like you're having fun!
    can't wait for your BUG surprise

  2. great bridge shots. happy travels!

  3. And I'm so glad you two made a coffee stop in B'ham this am. What fun we had!!!

  4. I have been there! I remember the bridges and have even the same picture. I agree about the Mississippi river, I liked it very much.

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