My husband and I decided to take a week long road trip!
My husband is a huge music fan so we had to stop at the crossroads and get a few pictures!
|Next we stopped at the Delta Blues museum, no pictures were allowed inside but it was a great museum|
|across the street we were told Morgan Freeman co-owes this restaurant so we stopped by for lunch. I have never seen so much graffiti in my life as what was in this restaurant which I guess is part of the charm. Food was good though.|
|How many of you remember what this is? we saw this now art work on the side of a building!|
|While traveling thru Mississippi we followed the Blues trail and came across on old Po' Monkey joint. A place where folks gathers to play and dance to Blues music!|
|The farm is no longer operational but the building are in excellent condition|
|The overseers house was the only house in deplorable condition.|
|Taking a look at the map and how the Mississippi river has changed|
|Getting a first hand look of the river|
|We took a tour of the battleground which is considered one of the best preserved in the nation for the position of the union and confederate forces|
|Only union forces are buried here as confederate forces were considered traitors, so they were buried elsewhere. It was Memorial day weekend when we drove thru so it was nice to see all the flags at the gravesite|
|Throughout the cemetery were markers that had parts of the poem "Bivouac of the Dead" by Theodore O'Hare|
|The USS Cairo can also be found in the National Park|
|This ship was sank in in 36 feet of water on Dec 1886 in the Yazoo river|
|It was raised in 1960 and found in remarkable condition|
|The paddle wheels were incased inside the ship|
|There are 7 guns on this iron class ship|
|There was a small but very informative museum about this wonderful ship!|
Next post is about our stay in New Orleans, Louisiana as we continue our week long couple get away!