Saturday, June 14, 2008

My Mississippi Manifest Destiny: The Father of Waters

The Mississippi Delta was shining
Like a National guitar
I am following the river
Down the highway
Through the cradle of the Civil War

Paul Simon, "Graceland," 1986.

After enduring some torturous driving conditions during the latter part of my drive south on the Natchez Trace Parkway, I had the most joyous experience when I reached the historic city of Natchez, and the Father of Waters, the great Mississippi River. The rain ended for good, and the sun even came out for a little while.

It didn't rain again during my trip until I was in central Illinois.

Next: More of Natchez

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