Grand Gulf Military State Park, Mississippi – Day 3

Note: Mary flew from Baton Rouge Airport, Louisiana on March 12 to her home in California. I’m hoping to get her back with me by mid-April. My current plans are to drift SLOWLY north along the Mississippi River to Memphis, Tennessee where I’ll then turn northeast heading for New England for the Summer. Can’t go north too fast because it’s still cold up there! The Mississippi River is rich in history…I expect it to be an interesting passage. I’m now expecting to arrive in Memphis around April 14th.


The motorhome is parked at the Military State Park in Grand Gulf, Mississippi. I expect to depart from here later this morning.

The day before yesterday, on a cold, windy and rainy day, I drove the Bronco about 50 miles in search of a couple of ghosts from the past. Not without some effort and good luck I found both of them. I reported on the first one, Windsor Ruins, in yesterday’s Blog entry. If you missed that posting, here’s the link…

My second goal, the ghost town of Rodney was really out in the back toolies. You can read all about Rodney by clicking this Wikipedia link…,_Mississippi

My only guide was a hand-drawn map that is not to scale and not totally accurate. The red line is supposed to be the Mississippi River. Point #1 my starting Point of Grand Gulf Military State Park and Point #2 is Rodney.

Here are some of the photos that I took…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…


The main street of Rodney today…



















Since this is a really neat and unusual place, I took lots of photos. You can see the other 45 by clicking this Picasa Web Album link…

Enjoying historic places is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Mississippi. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…


Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein


On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
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2 thoughts on “Grand Gulf Military State Park, Mississippi – Day 3

  1. Your photos of this ghost town are very moving. What is it about a ghost town? Hope- dashed? Thank you for such a poignant series of images.

    • ramblinmanjimj

      Hi Kathy,
      Thanks for your comments. Rodney was a neat place to visit.

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