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Sat Apr 9, 2016, 02:17 PM

Should I boycott Mississippi?

We are driving from Texas to the Georgia coast and wanted to spend some time in the Delta looking for Robert Johnson's ghost.

Just drive straight through without even stopping for gas?

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Reply Should I boycott Mississippi? (Original post)
arely staircase Apr 2016 OP
lunatica Apr 2016 #1
BeyondGeography Apr 2016 #2
think Apr 2016 #3
840high Apr 2016 #4
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2016 #5
arely staircase Apr 2016 #6

Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 02:20 PM

1. Isn't that up to you only?

Personally I would change my plans. There are times when one simply can't throw ones principles to the wind in the name of having fun. But that's just me and I will not judge others for what they do.

And I'm not anti the South. I lived in North Carolina for a few years and remember it as a beautiful State.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 02:21 PM

2. That's one of the poorest sections of America

Also, not to be missed, imo. Stay out of the Tunica resorts and keep Hwy 61 on the itinerary.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 02:22 PM

3. Please do. /nt

 

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 02:24 PM

4. Only if you have

 

a strong bladder.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 02:57 PM

5. Kinda hard to get to Georgia coast without crossing Mississippi.

Miss. has a very interesting vibe.
Not to mention the value of seeing the Miss. river.
Don't know which section of the state you are going to cross, Interstate 20 is the middle of the state, via Vicksburg/Jackson/Meridian route, which is the delta area.

Clarksdale, Mississippi: Devil's Crossroads
A trio of electric guitars on a pole marks where legend says that musician Robert Johnson sold his soul to the Devil for the ability to play the blues.
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/26919

Interstate 10 will take you along the coastal route, and you will only see the Biloxi area, now crowded with casino boats.

Biloxi used to be lovely, before the casinos increased traffic so much.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 04:44 PM

6. Yeah. We want to see all that. I am a big RJon son and delta blues fan

I just can't imagine driving right past all that stuff and not spending some time there. Boycotting Mississippi is like Boycotting a Haiti I think.

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