USA - Southern States - Road Trip in the American South
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