Grand Gulf Military Park (Grand Gulf, MS)

Monday, January 10, 2005

Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Grand Gulf, Mississippi
Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (moved here from Rodney)

Organ, Grand Gulf Mississippi
This organ is so pretty in person

Grand Gulf Military Park (Grand Gulf, MS) is **amazingly** beautiful. Grand Gulf was a town on the Mississippi River that used to be pretty large, but now there isn't much (save the park) since the river changed its course and engulfed the town. The picture above is one of the first buildings you reach in the park - it's the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic church which moved here from Rodney (Rodney also used to be a LOT bigger before the river's course moved *away* from it). A lot of people call Rodney a ghost town, but people live there still and there are several hunting clubs around; in fact when we drove there a couple of years ago, we must have seen over a dozen deer along the roadside. I'll blog more about Rodney later.

Spanish Moss at Grand Gulf Cemetery, Mississippi

Grand Gulf Cemetery - Grand Gulf, Mississippi
Grand Gulf Cemetery

The cemetery pictured above is sooooo pretty. There are also trees here that drop huge (some of them had to be close to a foot long) purple seed pods. I brought a couple home to figure out what they were, but I don't have an answer yet.

Volvo S40 & Me
Looking downward at our Volvo from the 75-foot observation tower

Mississippi River at Grand Gulf MS
Av climbed the 75-foot observation tower where you can see the Mississippi River from. The river is about a half mile from this spot.

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