Anyway, I went to the Vicksburg Visitors Center and picked up several more pamphlets of things to do. Sidenote to the chefs out there. The lady at the visitor center was telling the lady before me (yeah I was patiently waiting again) a trick about fresh herbs. She said cut them up, put them in ice cube trays with water and freeze them. When you need some in a recipe just put the whole ice cube in the meal, the extra little bit of water won't hurt.
I visited the Louisiana Circle. It is on a high bluff overlooking the Mississippi River in both directions, north and south. Canons were placed there to protect the river from Yankee gunboats. A group of Louisiana soldiers manned the cannons.
Climbing the hill to the Louisiana Circle
Looking to the north up the Mississippi
As I looked over the Running the Gauntlet plague, I could visualize gunboats as they would be rounding the bend and the Louisiana boys springing into action. Tense times for both sides.
"Louisiana Circle" Cannon facing south
The bridges in the background are I-20 and old U.S. 80. You can also see a tug and barges heading upstream.
I will learn more on the battle in the next day or two as I begin to explore the battle park itself. People are saying it usually takes a couple days or more to see and appreciate it all. And since I'm retired, I have those days. The temperature this morning is a chilly 37 degrees. I think I'll have another cup of coffee and let the sun do it's job at warming the place up.
I'll be relocating to another RV park down the road about 7 or eight miles. It is in a more country location and the park is more open than this one at the casino. The casino park is OK, (on a scale of 1 to 10, it's a 5). I need to be out of here by 11:00. There is a big 18 wheeler parking lot for the casino and I haven't seen the first truck parked there. I plan to use it for an hour or so today to practice backing Liberty up. I need the practice before I get into some of those very tight older state/federal campgrounds.
Freedom keeping an eye on the Mississippi as it rolls on by
Ya'll take care of each other. Cya