Mona has always wanted to see the sunrise on the beach and today was to be the day! it was a truly beautiful morning with lots of colors and dramatic clouds….but Mona was still in bed so, I took pictures for her! Pictures are almost the only way Mona sees a sunrise.
with me….talk about LIKE! We walked the beach for a couple of hours; watching the rays go one way and the seabirds go another. After about an hour each
group changed directions. Anyone got any ideas as to why they do this??
We really enjoyed our beach visit, but time to move on. Our destination was Vicksburg, Mississippi and we drove on non-interstate roads all the way across Mississippi. There were forests across much of the way, with stands virtually every mile advertising Cajun shrimp and boiled peanuts. Tempting, but we moved on.
Of course I had to try one and it was soooo good! Glad there aren’t any of these close to Illinois because they would be way too tempting!
people involved. You then drive through the park and use your phone to listen to commentary about the battles and the memorials. So many memorial stones….so many gravestones. Another reminder of the steep price that has been paid for freedom in our country.
The U.S.S. Cairo Exhibit was a highlight of our visit. Remember the Battle of the Monitor and Merrimack…the first ironclad ships? The Cairo was a direct descendent of the Monitor ; built by James Eads (Eads Bridge!) at Carondelet…just south of St. Louis. The Cairo sawuch action in several Civil War battles, but saw its end in the Yazoo River when it became the first ship ever sunk by a torpedo. It lay at rest in the river for over 90years, but has since been raised from the river and has been restored as much as possible. Words can’t describe how this ship brings history to life….the heat of the boilers, the noise of the cannon and the smell of the gunpowder and sweat. This is an incredible exhibit and it alone is worth a visit to Vicksburg.
Fried Green Tomatoes topped with Hollandaise and lump crab
Fried crawfish tails
Broiled scallops And last, but definitely not least….cheese grits!
Such, such good food! Easily the best fried tomatoes’ we’ve ever had…and the grits…oh my!
We’ve really enjoyed visiting Vicksburg and would love to come here again. We’d like to stay in a Bed and Breakfast and take our time to enjoy all this delightful city has to offer!