Friday, December 24, 2010

Vicksburg, Mississippi

Here is our hilltop home in a nicely wooded campground just off one of the main boulevards of Vicksburg. We like our big yard, and the cats are once again enjoying birds and squirrels. The campground is called, Battlefield Campground, and the rate is $107 per week. Roy had researched the Vicksburg area prior to our leaving Campbellsville, and had chosen this one. We primarily use rates as our guide, but will look at other considerations, too. The daytime temperatures are from 40-60 degrees with an occasional 70+. Nights are in the 20s to 40s. We're still running our heaters and wearing long sleeves.

We took a walk through the downtown area, and like many downtowns there are as many shops vacant as there are operating. It is very quaint with its brick paved streets and old style street lamps. It has a lot of potential for development.

Some of the buildings have the New Orleans French Quarter appearance.

Balconies are popular.

Here is a cute little one on the side of a building. It appears you climb out the window to enjoy it. I like it!

This is a book I mentioned in an earlier blog. I had hoped to summarize some of the information we learned from it about the Civil War and life in the South today, but it gives such an excellent description that I think it's best that you pick-up a copy to read. I don't think you'll be disappointed. We plan to do some more touring today, so more pictures will be coming!