“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.