You Can Bet the Farm on This One
From Sea to Shining Sea, Day 9: Meridian, MS, to Jackson, MS
|US-80 ROLLS THROUGH LAKE, MISSISSIPPI.|
|RUMORS OF A GOLD CASKET TEMPTED WOULD-BE GRAVE ROBBERS.|
|WITH THE BRIDGE NOW UNSAFE FOR TRAFFIC, BARRIERS BLOCK AUTOS BUT NOT PEDESTRIANS.|
|IT'S A VIEW, YES, IT IS.|
|IT MAY SOUND A BIT NERDY BUT IT'S QUITE ENGAGING.|
|THIS DOUBLE-PEN MULE BARN WAS BUILT WITH NOTCHED LOGS.|
|THE AG MUSEUM HAS A 4-H LEARNING CENTER ON SITE.|
|ALL THE TINY TRAINS LOOKED CONVINCING EXCEPT THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE.|
|THEY MAY NOT HAVE BEEN AUTHENTIC TO THE '20S, BUT THE CHEESE STRAWS WERE DELISH!|
Tomorrow we hope to make a little better time and maybe even make our way across Louisiana. Extrapolating from the seven days it has taken us to travel 600 miles from Savannah to Jackson, we're wondering whether it'll take us a month to get across Texas.
MONDAY, 21 NOVEMBER 2016
• Ended in: Jackson, MS
• Miles driven: 129 (trip: 1,200)
• Weather: 28° to 66°, clear
• Letterboxes: Found 2, Planted 2 (trip: F19, P7)
• Walked: 3 mi (trip: 19.5)
• States: MS (trip: 3)
• Counties: 5 (trip: 48)
• Towns: 13 (trip: 91)
• Log trucks: 83
• Narrow bridges: 41
• Farm outbuildings at the MAM: 16
• Scaled down items in the train exhibits: 72,916
Loved: Yes, you guessed it. We loved the Mississippi Ag Museum, for the breadth of its coverage and the living history aspects. What a bargain for $4 senior admission each!
Lacking: The lead foot that would get us moving down the road at a little faster pace.
Learned: At the Ag Museum, we learned how cotton is processed because they have a fully operational early 20th century cotton gin, complete with interpretive signage.