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Greenville, Mississippi (GA459)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 5,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Monroe, Washington. I’m scheduled to depart September 24th.

 

 

 

Since my RVing life is changing (see above), I’m starting to re-visit previously visited places. So rather than constantly re-blogging past entries, I’ve decided to do something different.

This entry was posted April 13, 2013…

Note: I’m now expecting to arrive in Memphis tomorrow.  Mary has made her flight reservations. She’ll meet me in Memphis on April 16th.

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Yesterday I drove the motorhome the about 100 miles from Vicksburg to Greenville, Mississippi.

 

 

Most of the travel was on Mississippi Highway 1…also called the Great River Road…

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

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The scenery (or lack thereof) was disappointing with little other than sameness. Little caught my attention to photograph along the way…

 

 

 

 

 

This old church with the levee behind it. Behind the levee is the Mississippi River…

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Sameness…

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More sameness…

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After grocery shopping I pulled into the parking lot of VFW Post #4438 and waited for someone to arrive…

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The view from the dinette window…

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It’s now Saturday morning and I’m still waiting. I’ll depart later this morning.

 

 

Enjoying sameness is not 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…

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

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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.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

 

 

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 

TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! MARY WROTE A MANY GREAT BLOGS…SO WHENEVER SHE PUBLISHED A BLOG POSTING THE SAME DAY THAT I DID…YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ HER BLOG BY CLICKING THE BELOW LINK! DO IT NOW!

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Forecast for today is thunderstorms and 65 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather 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 Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

 

 

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

 

 

There are more than 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

 

 

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

 

 

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

 

 

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2018

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Vicksburg, Mississippi – Day 6

Note: I’m now expecting to arrive in Memphis around April 14th….about 250 miles north of Vicksburg. Mary has made her flight reservations. She’ll meet me in Memphis on April 16th.

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The motorhome is parked at Moose Lodge #1581. I expect to depart here tomorrow.

Vicksburg has a very interesting history which you can read about by clicking this Wikipedia link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicksburg,_Mississippi

Yesterday I showed some of the murals on the city side of the levee wall at Vicksburg, Mississippi. If you missed that entry, here’s the link…
http://wp.me/pDCku-7KO

Today I’m going to start out by showing the river side of the levee wall…

When I was there, the America Queen had just arrived and was tying up. I first saw her in Natchez about three weeks ago. If you missed that entry, here’s the link…
http://wp.me/pDCku-7sG

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…

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The riverboat behind and to the left is a casino. It appears to be sitting on a floating platform and can rise and lower with the river…

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Here’s another view. Take note of a grayish panel on the wall directly under an electrical pole…

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Here’s the photo of that panel that shows the levels of past floods. By looking back at the above photo you can see just how high the river rose during those floods. That’s sure a lot of water…

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A river tour boat…

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A nearby sign…

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Then I drove south along the river for about three miles where I came to the top of a rise and took these photos. Just yesterday I was reading a book about how the ships in 1862-63 had to run the gauntlet. Some of the fiercest naval/land battles of the Civil War took place here… (double-click to read the printing on the sign)

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On the other side of the river is the State of Louisiana…

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A short drive further south brought me to the Visitors Information Center where I took these photos…

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President of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis…

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General John Pemberton who surrendered Vicksburg to General Ulysses Grant after a 47 day siege…

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It wasn’t hard to picture scenes such as this one below these cliffs…

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A visit to Vicksburg is a very emotional trip back into history…especially the Civil War. The Vicksburg National Memorial Park is unlike any other Civil War battlefield. I visited the park while here in 2007. If you are not familiar with it, here’s the official government website link…
http://www.nps.gov/vick/index.htm

And a Wikipedia informational link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicksburg_National_Military_Park

If you have never visited Vicksburg, I highly encouraged you to do so. It’s a place you will not soon forget.

Enjoying historical sites 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…

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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

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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.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

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