Thursday, February 18, 2010

Last Tuesday we loaded into the truck along with Owen and Cathie and headed East. Our first stop was Vicksburg, MS. (Actually our first stop was at a truck stop for a much needed break) Vicksburg is home to the National Military Park. This is from the NPS website.

“Welcome to the Vicksburg National Military Park
The park commemorates the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg. The city's surrender on July 4, 1863, along with the capture of Port Hudson, LA, on July 8, split the South, giving control of the Mississippi River to the Union. Over 1,340 monuments, a restored Union gunboat, and National Cemetery mark the 16-mile tour road.”

This tour through the park took us 3 hours and that is not seeing everything. If we would have had the time to see it all it would have taken us at least 4 hours. Lots of memorials throughout the tour. After seeing the terrain that the battles took place on I am totally in awe of the men who fought in the civil war here. Anyone going through Vicksburg should take this tour.

From Vicksburg we headed a little further East to Jackson. We had dinner reservations at the Red Lobster for 5:00 PM. Pulled in at 4:55, same time Ray and Janice pulled in. They are friends that we workcamped with in Beaver, UT. They drove up from Hattiesburg to meet us for dinner. We had a great dinner and got caught up on what we all have been doing the last couple of years. After dinner we said our goodbyes to Ray and Janice then we went to the Dixie Rodeo in Jackson. It was a very good Rodeo with lots of action and of course some great entertainment. Tanya Tucker was mid rodeo entertainment, She puts on a real good concert and still has that nice raspy voice. She closed her concert with what else but Delta Dawn. Being 165 miles from home we left the rodeo before it was over and headed home. We arrive home at 1:30 in the morning. It was a long day filled with lots of fun and entertainment.
Until next time God Bless you all.

Friday, February 12, 2010

I have been reading other RV'ers blogs this morning, There is such a variety and wealth of information and knowledge out there on these blogs. Some are entertaining with a humorous style of writing, some are just a lot of good information on places to go and things to see and do. Of course there is a couple out there that have the potential to be  great blogs but they have been mostly ignored and not updated by the blog owner, I have been guilty of this many times. It seems we get to busy doing everyday  chores and not doing anything really exciting so the blog just falls to the wayside.
Thanks to all you bloggers that help make my life more interesting with your writings and pictures.
I am also on Facebook where I keep up with a lot of family and friends and also on Twitter. I wish more family and friends would get involved with Twitter. It is a great way to just say what is on your mind or what you are doing with just a few words. I follow some pretty interesting people and Organizations on twitter.
So I guess what I am trying to say in this post is the internet is a wealth of information, and a great way to communicate with family friends and organizations.
Until next time God Bless and take care.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Her are some pics of the truck with the bed on it, still have to install 5th wheel and get some running boards, mount some tool boxes and etc. but getting it there slowly. So far just running around 16.4 mpg. Nice feature is a 52 gal fuel tank. Will add more pics as progress occurs.