Casino on converted steamer, Vicksburg, Mississippi at dusk. This elegant historic town with its pillar fronted houses and cotton legacy is transformed as the remains of a storm at sunset turn the sky iridescent. There are perhaps defining moments on all big trips. Arriving in Vicksburg, Mississippi at dusk just as a huge thunderstorm was beginning to break was one of them .
“It had been raining so hard, that an alligator had mistook the
four-lane Interstate for the swollen Mississippi beside it and tragically met its death there. But as we drew into elegant Vicksburg, with its pillar-fronted houses on hilly streets, something astonishing happened.
The sky, the result of a hot, setting sun, and the remains of a storm, was suddenly alive with an iridescent glow, so otherworldly, it looked like a space ship had landed. A rainbow stretched between two red brick towers, and you could just hear hear a steamer's horn, as it edged its way down the mighty Mississippi