I do like this park. Its beautiful and peaceful and a lovely reminder of the price of liberty. Plus now I am more familiar with its layout, its not quite as overwhelming. We visited the visitor's center watching the videos and presentations on the siege. Then we drove along the union siege lines and then along the confederate lines. The kids worked on the packet of questions for the junior ranger thing again. Though its different this year because of the 150th anniversary since the Civil War started. We're going to visit some other Civil War National Parks later this summer and by visiting 3 they will get memorial patches.
|Over 150 cannons in the park|
|Kids like to play with cannons|
|White house remodeling project still in progress|
|Big Greek style memorial for Iowa|
|Running thru a tunnel dug during the siege|
|The USS Cairo|
|Yeah for Texas!|
|How cool is this statue?|
|It was set a ways back off the road. But this statue honors in part my GGG Grandpa's service. Had to get a picture!|
|The Florida memorial in a roundabout in the city of Vicksburg|
As far as fun, I think the most excitement on the trip was when we arrived at the USS Cairo (the ironclad ship) exhibit and taking Baby out of the car I realized he'd had a huge poop explosion. Went to the bathroom to clean him up and discovered that basically NONE of the poop was in the diaper. It was all in the onesie and on him. Of course the park had no paper towels so it was me and a ton of diaper wipes and trying to rinse out the onesie in the auto flow sinks. It took a while and I thought I had it all cleaned up but several hours later found dried poop smears on the side of my upper arm.