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Heading West

Heading West

Now that we're down to more southern latitudes, we're enjoying warmer weather. We're contemplating putting away the cold weather gear for a while and de-winterizing the camper. Our plan at this point is to begin moving westward but not too quickly. For now we're doing...

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Amazing Find!

Amazing Find!

Along our way west from Sardis we stopped at the sign welcoming visitors to Sledge MS, the birthplace of Charley Pride. There despite high grass and muddy ditches, we located the cache hidden there.  An amazing aspect of this was that the cache contains it's original...

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Under Great Oaks

Under Great Oaks

   Awakened this morning under some wonderful big oaks in John W Kyle State Park northwest of Oxford MS on the shore of Sardis Lake. We had some trouble locating this campground last evening.  Rumor is there is also a COE campground here but we don't...

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Mississippi Mud

Mississippi Mud

After a day touring Vicksburg Battlefield we retreated to the downtown of this river town for a repast of Fried Green Tomatoes with a Creamy Crab Sauce, Blackened Redfish topped with Crawfish accompanied by Cheese Grits, and a dessert of Mississippi Mud. Although we...

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Was Edmund at Vicksburg?

Was Edmund at Vicksburg?

Family stories say that Karen's great grandfather lied about his age in order to sign up to fight for the Confederacy even as his father was an officer in the Union army. Records we found on the Fold3 website indicated he fought and was taken prisoner at Vicksburg....

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Why God Made Restaurants

Why God Made Restaurants

As we were leaving ---- along the Natchez Trace yesterday As we were leaving Locust Grove yesterday afternoon we noticed dark storm clouds almost overhead. The Accuweather app confirmed that a large storm front was bearing down on us. We watched the radar as we drive...

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Natchez Trace

Natchez Trace

See Visitor Guide, Introduction See Park Service Video Page As part of our route from River Ridge to Vicksburg, we drove on the Natchez Trace Parkway from Natchez to Port Gibson. The parkway is a scenic modern highway that more or less follows the path of an ancient...

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Arctic Circle Ceremony

Arctic Circle Ceremony

After a few days of exploration in the realm of the Arctic Circle, we aboard the Jewel of the Seas celebrated with a Blue Nose Ceremony and will receive Arctic Crossing Certificates!

Magerøya Island

Magerøya Island

We made it to the Top of the World, or at least the northernmost land mass in Europe, Magerøya Island. On our coach tour we learned much about the natural history and the cultures of this starkly beautiful place.