Murdo Girl…the road trip..the forgotten ones

We didn’t have internet last night or this morning at the park.

A picture is worth a thousand words. 

Do you believe that’s true?

Could I just show you pictures

Without a word or two?

What if you get the story wrong?

Would the words spin in my head?

Because I couldn’t say what needed to be said?

Imagine a world without words. 

Could pictures tell your tale?

Pictures OR words…Which one would prevail?

I had some trouble yesterday

My internet went CAPUT!!!

I couldn’t do a thing. How’s that for simply put?

****I got it back!!****

We are staying at the Percy Quin State Park near McComb, MS for a second day. It’s a beautiful place and it was just $14.00 a night, so it met all the requirements for a layover. 

We took the dogs and found a big open field on the edge of the park and let them run around without leashes. They loved it!

We walked a little path that started at the edge of the field and found an old abandoned cemetary with fifty or so graves in it. I say abandoned because it was obvious no one had been there to care for it in years.
Some of the dates we could read on the headstones went back to the mid 1800’s. Many were only in their 20’s when they died. 

We did find one headstone with 2005 as the date of death. I would love to know the story. I might try to locate a park ranger before we leave tomorrow and see what I can find out.

Tomorrow we are going to drive to Vicksburg via the Trace Natchez Parkway. It’s supposed to be a spectacular drive. The parkway goes on for over 400 miles, but we will drive it between Natchez and Vicksburg. I found an rv park in Vicksburg and made reservations for two nights because there’s a lot to see. The lady who checks people in here said she spent a whole day in the battlefield and another one at the cemetary.***

It’s now Sunday morning and we’re loaded up and headed to the Trace Natchez Parkway, then on to Vicksburg.

Have a wonderful Sunday.

6 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…the road trip..the forgotten ones

  1. lifelessons October 2, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    Darn. Lost my last message when my internet went out! I was telling you about the wonderful tourist centers they have at the roadside stops in Mississippi. They have a llittle museum in one plus huge racks of brochures. I remember going along the Natchez Trace and seeing my first armadillo on the hoof! So glad you are doing this trip and taking us along.

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  2. lifelessons October 2, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    Plus a great art center in Fairhope, Mississippi. Worth going out of your way for.

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    • lifelessons October 2, 2017 / 8:42 pm

      Oops.. Duckie tells me that art center was in Fairhope, Alabama. The B.B. King Museum is the best museum I’ve ever been to.. Outside of Jackson in Indianola. Do not miss it. Also went to Eudora Welty’s house in Jackson, Mississippi and had the best falafel of my life in some little restaurant there. I loved that part of our trip.

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      • lifelessons October 3, 2017 / 10:01 am

        It really did. Weren’t you gone six weeks? It felt like perhaps two!

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      • Mary Francis McNinch October 3, 2017 / 4:55 pm

        We’ll get home tomorrow night. We’re a couple of days short of two months

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