It was raining in downtown Dallas so I couldn’t film very well, outside of the car.
I was trying to capture the place where President Kennedy was assassinated. It’s very close to downtown. In this video, you’ll have to wait until I am past all of the overpasses in order to see the location.
The limo with JFK on board was traveling in the opposite direction, like the cars you see near me on the street to the left. Look fast and you’ll even see the famed, grassy knoll where memorials are now located.
There are almost six blocks worth of Memorials in Dallas to commemorate the tragic event.
The state of Louisana was a state that I drove straight across and only stopped once. It was for fuel in a town called Monroe.
After crossing the Mississippi River, I expected a nice “Welcome to Louisiana” sign. However, the first billboard that drivers are greeted by, is one for an “adult” store. This is followed by billboards for discount liquor stores, bars with poker games and a “gentleman’s club”.
Finally, the last billboard was the “Welcome to Louisiana” sign. By this time, some drivers may have already turned around to go back into family-friendly Mississippi.
I saw the city skyline of Shreveport at night, while I was driving past. It is a huge, well-lit gambling mecca with tall casino/hotels everywhere. It looked like Las Vegas. Keep in mind of course, that I saw it at night.
The gas price in Monroe was the lowest on the entire trip.
I paid $2.09 and $2.08 a gallon for gas in Florida, $2.10 in Daphne, Alabama and now here was this tremendously cheap price in Louisiana… I’ve become so accustomed to California prices that $1.86 per gallon made me feel like I was stealing this gas.
This is Simpson County Lake Mississippi.
I stopped here for a quick rest. Just look at the serene setting and listen to those peaceful “southern” sounds.
i could rest here forever.. or at least until a giant cockroach comes along
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.