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A Sunday Drive to Grand Gulf Park

Monday, October 24, 2016 13:03
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Yesterday, I took a Sunday drive to Grand Gulf Military Park with my friend, Johnette.  It was a beautiful day for a road trip and we had a good time.  I’ve been there before but it was about 20 years ago.  It’s called the Grand Gulf Military Monument which is located at Port Gibson, MS. We toured the museum, dogtrot house with water mill, a church, cemetery, rifle pits, observation tower (did not climb up in it), gun emplacements, campgrounds with a pavilion and restrooms. We did not get to go through the carriage house which was located next to the museum. 

Afterwards, we drove across from the park onto the River Road and ended up at the Mighty Mississippi River.  Just missed M/V Dennis Ross making his way northbound and eventually passing our hometown of Vicksburg, MS. 

Below are some pictures I took and have more to share with you in the next two days.  So please come back and check it out.  
Looking out the window of the water wheel/mill house. A shadow of Johnette standing on the side deck looking at the green murky water.  
Old pump in the Water Wheel/Mill House.

Plants in the murky green waters at the Water/Mill. 

Water Wheel House

The back of Scotia (note staircase going upstairs near breezeway).
Brick fire chimney on both sides of Scotia building.
Confederate Memorial Chapel
Inside the church.

Old organ.

Beautiful windows.

Old Grand Gulf Town Cemetery…to be continued.

A mother, stepmother, grandmother and great grandmother who was taught deer hunting by my second husband, Bob, in my mid-forties. I’m still hunting today and loving it!


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