In looking at the map and the best route to take we noticed we could travel the Natchez Trace for about 170 miles +/- and then finish up on I20 to Vicksburg. We are planning to do the entire Natchez Trace in October when we finish the warranty work on our Oliver but why not enjoy this beautiful road instead of the interstate!!! We typically avoid interstates if we can and that was a good decision today!!
Here are a few pics of our trip today. Some were taken through the truck window on the move so excuse the lack of clarity.
We arrived in Vicksburg around 4:15 and found our way to the Ameristar Campground in Vicksburg, We stayed here several years ago when we were full-timing in our Dutch Star!! It is very clean with a fair amount of grass between sites and concrete pads. We noticed right away we are by no means the only ones running from Irma. There are a large number of Florida tags.
Late this afternoon we drove to the Welcome Center but it was just closing so we will visit there tomorrow. We did take a walk around the Welcome Center and took photos of the bridges crossing the Mississippi River!!! Of course, we took plenty of pictures of this great river. It doesn't matter how many times you've seen it or where you saw it..... it is still a magnificent site!! Such great history surrounding the Mississippi!!!
|Going uphill from the waterfront|
Wednesday we plan to visit the Vicksburg National Military Park.
Thanks for stopping by as we outrun Irma! Prayers continue for the people affected by Irma in Florida, Georgia and Alabama.
Continuing to remember and pray for those still struggling to put their lives back together in Texas from Harvey and don't forget all the wildfires out west and those people!!! Gee, so many people and places to remember in our prayers!!
Today is September 11th......please take a moment to reflect on this day in history. So many left home that morning to never return. We lost our fellow Americans and others on that day!!