The civilians were living like "Gophers" in small caves and holes as one survivor said. The story and significance of Vicksburg is almost totally ignored by historians. The loss at Vicksburg was far more significant than the loss at Gettysburg in my opinion, as it gave the Union total control of the Mississippi river and cut off the Confederacy from the west. Sorry for the hijack, I'm a bit of a history nerd.The house was built 1851 if my recollection is correct. It survived the siege as a hospital. This was a place of total war in 1863.
What an awesome show!
Plan early and you can do it as I do.The next one is November 1, 2025. Mark your calendars, make a plan.
50 deg late afternoon Eastern WA . Have a rare midweek opportunity to run about 25 miles is all but all good
This cooler air is pumping power through the twin ! I backed out the mixture screws 1/2 turn as an experiment in cooler air and Wow today the XS is really running good .
Pulled over for a couple late fall pics. A few nice red trees to see but no real access ..
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The low in the sky sun does two things that bother me. First, it seem to be in my field of view all the time. Second, as it shines through much more atmosphere, more so here in the north and the light becomes very "flat" with far less contrast.
We want road kill photos!!! Going to Arkansas, @Ben! wanted to throw interesting road kill on the trailer just to "plant it" in Minnesota to confound the Highway Deparment clean up crew.Sometimes I feel like I’m South of the equator, here in Arizona, still in the 80’s, riding season for me is just getting going. Had it out a couple times this last week for some two hour rides. Just skirting along farmland roads. Nothing worth photographing.