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Thanksgiving Road Trip 2015 : Part 1 Vicksburg, MS

Over 2,300 miles and 40 hours of driving - we were headed for the open road...again! Around Thanksgiving we try to fit in some fun along with seeing our precious families, and this year we opted for Savannah, Georgia.  Our route:
 Dallas - Vicksburg, MS - Savannah, GA - Marietta, GA - Decatur, TN - Texarkana, TX - Home 

We left Dallas mid afternoon and arrived late at our Airbnb in Vicksburg, MS.  The houses in Vickburg and specifically this one have such a neat history to them.  This home was built in the early 1900's. We stayed in the garage basement, and it was perfectly cozy for our one night stay.  We had wonderful hosts and everything was just right for a quick in and out. 

The next morning we explored the National Military Park with its amazing views and unbelievable historical monuments. 



The U.S.S Cairo Gunboat is also inside of the park and you can actually walk onboard of this ironclad vessel. 



The most iconic and notable monument in the park is the Illinois Monument. …

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