1075 miles through Mississippi 3.2-3.5.10

I left the house at 9am Tuesday March 2nd heading south to Mississippi. First stop was Jackson. It wasn’t what I expected. Just another city, but there were some notable sites. It was cool to see Medgar Evans house and statue as well as a few blues trail sites downtown.

Jackson, MS

Medgar Evers house

Medgar Evers statue

Next stop the next day was Biloxi. I love Biloxi! It’s like Vegas on the beach. Played the slots a little while Elvis and Cilla waited in the car.  But before we got to Biloxi, we stopped at the Golf resort where elvis stayed in the summer of 1956.

Elvis stayed here in 1956

I love Biloxi!

The next morning we left for Vicksburg, but stopped in Hazelhurst, the birthplace of Robert Johnson.

Robert Johnson birthplace

Vicksburg is a cute town. Some neat sites, but I don’t need to go there again. Coca-Cola was first bottled in Vicksburg.

Coca Cola Museum

The next morning it was up to Clarksdale, but first stopping in Greenwood and Cleveland to find Robert Johnson’s grave and the plantation where the Blues started.

Robert Johnson died in Greenwood

Robert Johnson's grave

the blues are born

Dockery Plantation

In Clarksdale, I went to Cathead folkart and music store and then to the Delta Blues Museum.

Cathead

Delta Blues Museum

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About Deena 'On the Road with U2' Dietrich (547 Articles)
My name is Deena Dietrich. I live in Ellicott City, Maryland with my 2 dogs Elvis and Cilla. I am making my way as a Social Media Manager, Blogger and now Author. I have written my U2 memoir 'On the Road with U2: my musical journey' (available on amazon) about the 75 (now 90 and soon to be 100) U2 shows I have been to ZooTv to 360 and the places I’ve seen and the people I’ve met along the way. My motto is “It is better to regret something you have done, than something you haven’t.” So follow me on my journey as I pursue my passions in music and sports: U2, Broncos, Elvis, Grizzlies, LMP, Orioles, NKOTB. Please connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ or you can email me at deenadietrich@gmail.com.

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