Get up, have breakfast, pack the car, and drive. That is also the case today, this time we drive to Vicksburg, MS where a major battle in the American Civil War took place. The battlefield is now a National Park through which a 16 mile long car route runs with a number of stops where you get interesting information. We first go to the inevitable Visitor Information Center to get information about the route and then spend about two hours here. Then we drive to Natchez, MS. This is a place on the Mississippi that has been well preserved despite the Civil War. We book rooms in the Grand Hotel on the Big River, indeed with a view of the Mississippi. After checking in we walk to the river, and from there into the town. It is well over 25 degrees Celsius and so a stopover with an ice cream is well deserved. For imaging purposes, we are currently at latitude 32 degrees, which is the same latitude as Casablanca in Morocco. We eat delicious, Mediterranean oriented, and then quickly do some shopping. Heading out tomorrow for a Swamp Tour, then heading to our next spot for two days, a house in Vacherie, LA.
The video of the day: