Corona’s Cruise Across America: Mississippi River

Vicksburg, Mississippi is a small town on the western edge of the state. It also just happens to be located on the Mississippi River.

There are several casino ferry boats permanently docked here. They are all located within a few miles of each other. Hotel buildings on dry land are located almost immediately next to each boat.  Although I had no time to go onto a boat, I did find a great hill to see the river from and share some video-taped thoughts with you.

Corona’s Cruise Across America: The Capitol of Mississippi

Here I am on the steps of the Capitol building in Jackson, Mississippi telling true stories.

The state senate floor located on the third and fourth floor of the Mississippi Capitol building.

The state senate floor located on the third and fourth floor of the Mississippi Capitol building.

The people here at the Capitol are so friendly that when I opened the door to peek inside, the security guard smiled and asked if I was visiting and allowed me to come in.

I explored all four floors and every person I saw had a warm, friendly greeting and made me feel as though I was a part of the family. There was no government “coldness” or rudeness from anyone. The building itself is steeped in history, marble and granite. Pictures don’t do justice to what you actually see, hear and experience. It was worth my time stopping here and I almost hated leaving such a place of both history and welcomeness.

Corona’s Cruise Across America: Alabama

A "sweet home.." welcome sign greets everyone entering the state.

A sweet home Alabama. sign welcomes everyone entering into the state. 

This large fireworks store is located in Daphne, Alabama. The sign above the entrance reads, "No Smoking".

This large fireworks store is located in Daphne, Alabama. The sign above the entrance reads, “No Smoking”.

The Mobile, AL skyline as seen heading west on Interstate 10.

The Mobile, AL skyline as seen heading west on Interstate 10.

Corona’s Cruise Across America: Day 2 Begins

 

Looking east across the bay from Pensacola, FL

Looking east across the bay from Pensacola, FL

Day two of “Corona’s Cruise Across America” began in Pensacola, Florida. The picture above shows the bridge that I had crossed over the night before. The good news was that I was now nearly 600 miles into my journey back to the Mother Lode.

The bad news was that I was still in Florida. This state is deceptively large.

The last stop that I had made the night before was at Florida State University in Tallasshee. Nice campus, very large. Things were fairly quiet however. Perhaps everyone was enjoying the final few hours of Labor Day weekend at the beach in (kinda, sorta) nearby Panama City Beach, FL.

Needless to say, after about 14 total hours on the road, I slept great last night.