After waking up in Birmingham and having a quick hotel breakfast, we were back on the road and in Mississippi by lunch time.
6 years ago, we drove through here and had a fun time at Planet Playground in Meridian, so we decided to pick up lunch and hit the playground again.
Josh and I sat down at the picnic tables to blissfully eat our lunch in peace
And the kids ran around until they were ready to sit in the air conditioned car again
Near the end of the day, we pulled off the highway to stop by Vicksburg National Military Park
The rangers told us that due to being so close to closing time, the best thing to do was drive through town (instead of the park road), so we took off.
We arrived just ahead of a storm and they were closing off the pathways around the ship, so we didn't get to get too close, but it was still really neat to see
The next morning it was just a few more hours to home! I missed the Texas sign, but I just barely caught the old sculpture at the border.