Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Exploring Vicksburg, MS

The weather was great on Sunday so we decided to take a quick road trip over to Vickburg, MS.  We'd heard all about it and there's tons of Civil War sites to see.

We timed things PERFECTLY with church, lunch at home and headed out right about the time Olive goes down for a nap.  We made a Starbucks pit stop and were on our way.  We weren't sure if things would go as planned, but were thrilled when we ended up with about 90 minutes of silence in the car for a little road trip date :)

We headed straight to Vicksburg National Military Park.
It was $8 to drive through the 16 mile park.
We enjoyed going on the battlefield tour and learning some new historical facts.
Kevin (the history major) gave me a little Civil War lesson as we drove through.
It was fascinating to see the battlefields and read all the plaques.
It also makes me realize that I should freshen up my US history knowledge.

We got out of the car to stretch our legs.  
Olive was very interested in the canons and picking flowers.

We toured the gift shop, tried on some souvenirs
and picked out a new Christmas ornament for our travel ornament collection.

We drove around Vicksburg and got a good view of the Mississippi.
We also got to see the USS Cairo which was very interesting.

We stopped in the outlet mall for a quick snack and tiny bit of shopping.
Then, we headed to the river front for our last stop.
Olive enjoyed watching the barges go by and yelling BOATS! or DUCKS! to all birds.
We watched the sun set and then headed home.

Crossing another Mississippi city off our Must Visit List :)


  1. When I was in the 4th grade our school took a trip there. I remember there was just so much to see. It is a very humbling place to go. It's so great that y'all go places and take Olive exploring. Life with a toddler isn't easy so I'm sure these little trips help to keep her entertained.

  2. What a fun day! We live near a Civil War battlefield but haven't ever been. Maybe we'll add that to our summer travel list!

  3. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend a Sunday. Looks like everyone enjoyed it..Love .Gram

  4. Sounds like the perfect Sunday to me! Your pictures are gorgeous, glad you had good weather!

  5. I love battlefields, and Vicksburg looks so awesome! If y'all want to go to more parks, definitely get the national park admission pass. I think it's $80 for a calendar year, and every park is free (whether it's a pay per car or per person park).

  6. Looks like y'all had amazing weather for your trip!


I LOVE hearing from you!! Thanks for taking the time to leave sweet comments; I enjoy reading every one of them.