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Jackson, Mississippi
Mississippi River Exploration
Day 7 - Monday, June 23, 2008
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Gulfport, Mississippi

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Last day of the trip.

We traveled pretty much straight south to New Orleans and then wandered around a little following the river as it winds through the city. Then we turned south and drove to Venice, Louisiana, which is as far south as you can go and still be beside the river. There it dumps into the Gulf of Mexico.

I was surprised that almost the entire finger of land we traveled to Venice is dominated by the petroleum industry. But this makes sense as there are many oil rigs out in the Gulf of Mexico and each rig needs on shore support.

We got to the very end of the road. I took a final pic of the river. Then we retraced our route back to New Orleans, hopped on I-10 and are currently camped in a Flying J in Gulfport, MS.

For those of you who checked the web site every so often, thanks. For those of you who dug into the web site to the point that you sent me emails about typo errors, thanks much. For those of you that prayed for our safety, thank you very much.

I don't know when the next trip will be. Stay tuned and thanks for joining us.

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T o d a y ' s    P i c t u r e s
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Last sign for June. I hope you don't suffer from sign withdrawal :) That's the river as we drove south to Venice. Farewell, Old Man River. I feel I know you better. And you are magnificent! This pic was taken at the green dot on the map above.
A very small sample of the petroleum business being conducted along side the river.
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Drive Time:
Begin: 10:30am
End: 9:15pm
Net (includes stops): 10 hrs, 45 mins
Trip Mileage:
Begin odometer: 55,214
End odometer: 55,654
Net miles today: 440
Average MPH: 40.9
Total trip miles: 3,959

Gas Mileage:
Average MPG to date: 16.1

Expenses:
Gasoline: $47.00
     Price: $3.749/gal
     Bought in: Jackson, MS
Gasoline: $50.00
     Price: $3.899/gal
     Bought in: New Orleans, LA
Food, ice, etc.: $17.00
Lodging: $0.00
Other: $5.00 - Internet access
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Some amusing random thoughts from IT:

What is a "free" gift? Aren't all gifts free?

I had amnesia once - or twice.

A beggar asked me for 50 cents for a sandwich. I said, "First let me see the sandwich."

They told me I was gullible ... and I believed them.

Experience is the thing you have left when everything else is gone.

One nice thing about egotists: They don't talk about other people.

I planted some birdseed. A bird came up. Now I don't know what to feed it.

If you're cross-eyed and have dyslexia, can you read all right?

How can there be self-help "groups"?

Where do forest rangers go to "get away from it all"?

What's another word for thesaurus?

Is Marx's tomb a communist plot?

If swimming is so good for your figure, how do you explain whales?

Is it my imagination, or do Buffalo wings taste like chicken?

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From Sue in KY:

The kindergarten teacher asked the students in her class to bring something related to their families' religion to class the next day.

She asked for volunteers to show what they had brought to the rest of the class. One boy came forward and said, "I am Muslim, and this is my prayer rug."

Another child came forward and said, "I am Jewish, and this is my Star of David."

Another came forward and said, "I am Catholic, and this is my Rosary."

The last little boy came forward and said, "I am Southern Baptist, and this is my Covered Dish."

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