UPCOMING DAYTIMERS TRIP
Vicksburg, Miss. – An Overnight Trip, Many Sites
Friday & Saturday, October 4 & 5
Vicksburg, Mississippi – the location of our next trip, a historical town, lots of sites to see, an overnight trip. Here’s the plan for our Friday-Saturday, October 4-5, overnight trip: the National Military Park with a step-on guide; the play “Driving Miss Daisy”; the Old Courthouse Museum; the Lower Mississippi River Museum; an option to shop Vicksburg; plus great food (more on that later), with an overnight at Comfort Suites. A very full two days!!
Starting on Friday morning, we’ll stop at The Porches in Wesson, Mississippi, for lunch. Our first tour will be the National Military Park in Vicksburg, with a step-on guide. (Even if you’ve been there before, you’ll want to visit the fairly new U.S.S. Cairo Museum and the impressive gunboat, the Cairo, that was raised from the Yazoo River and restored – quite an attraction.) Friday evening, following check-in at the motel, we’ll have a McAlister’s box supper before going to see the play, “Driving Miss Daisy,” presented by the Vicksburg Theater Guild.
Saturday morning after a full breakfast at the Comfort Suites, we’ll have a couple of options. Option one: two museums starting with a self-guided tour of the Old Courthouse Museum, with enough historical artifacts to last for days. Then, to the Lower Mississippi River Museum, a relatively new museum, which offers a glimpse of what life is like along the river, including a tour of the Motor Vessel Mississippi IV. Option two: one museum and shopping, starting with the self guided tour of the Old Courthouse Museum. Then, when shops open at 10:00 a.m., browse in a number of specialty shops in the area of the museums, instead of touring the Lower Mississippi River Museum (about 1.5 hrs. of shopping). Saturday noon we will dine at one of Vicksburg’s most highly recommended restaurants, Walnut Hills, before boarding the bus to return to Baton Rouge.
Further details: board the bus on Friday at St. John’s UMC, 8:00-8:15 a.m. – return Saturday around 5:00 p.m. Cost is inclusive of all the above (except shopping): $165 each for two to a room; $215 for a single; $147 each for three in a room; $140 each for four in a room. All reservations are to be made by calling Frank Carney, 766-4916, with a deadline of Tuesday, September 3. All checks should be made to UUMC with “Vicksburg Trip” in the “For” section and mailed to Frank Carney, 1151 Pastureview Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70810. Payment is due upon registration. Because of the large cost of reserving the bus and other expenses, once you commit to go, there can be no refunds. If assistance is needed in finding a roommate, let us know.
NOTE: When making your reservation, please be prepared to indicate the following choices:
1. Type room needed (single, double, triple, quad)
2. Roommate/s if double, triple, quad
3. Menu selection at The Porches (Creole catfish, or homemade chicken & dumplings)
4. Menu selection of sandwich box meal or salad on Friday evening
5. Option one (two museums) or Option Two (museum plus shopping) Saturday a.m.