Sunday, November 18, 2012

A visit to Jacksonport













We went on an adventure today when Mom and Dad decided to try out the new car on the highway. They found a new park for us to visit called Jacksonport State Park - it is about 40 minutes away from where we live and they took all of us. Of coarse Dweeb #1 (Jackson) was convinced it was HIS park because it was named after him.  Stupid Dweeb - doesn't he know ALL parks are MINE - no matter what the name is. Now Jacksonport use to be a thriving city at one time with a population over 25,000 but these days the population is only 2,500. It is the meeting point for the White River, the Black River and they flow into the Jacksonport River which eventually joins the mighty Mississippi. This was a very strategic place at one time as it was where all the big paddle steamers unloaded and put goods onto the smaller paddle steamers so they could go further upstream.

This was also a very important place during the civil war and that is when the population basically started it's decline as so many of the people died during the battles over this city.  Mom loved the old court house and it is pretty neat the way they had done the roof.
Around the town there are also huge levees which were all hand built to protect the the town from flooding. We had to climb up over them to reach the river. Dweeb #1 flew over the top pulling Dad along with him and me and Dweeb #2 (Denny) we helped pull Mom up over the levee.

Once we reached the top we could see where all the rivers meet. It looks kind of calm but it was really flowing quite fast. we saw lots of fish in the water too. Here was Mom and all of us and you can the rivers behind us.

We had the best time walking the entire length of the park and it was wonderful - there were so many new smells and we were the only ones there so we hard the whole park to ourselves. On the way back we stopped by this old civil war canon. Mom said it was the perfect as there was hooks to hang our leads on. All and all - it was the perfect way to spend a Sunday and I must say I enjoyed MY new park so much.

12 comments:

  1. What a wonderful adventure. We love your adventures because they are also educational for us.

    Love
    Bert

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  2. Your trip looks very nice! Much nicer looking than boring old WI! My mother is a very very confused young lady. She also lost your email somehow!
    So if your mommy could email my mommy...yeah that would be cool!

    ~Mason

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  3. Now that looked like an excellent park!!! The river, smells, leaves, no one else...perfect!! Glad you all had a great time at Your park! :-D

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  4. what a great place to visit! It looks like it was a beautiful day too. Good to see Mom was able to get out and enjoy too.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  5. Wow you guys! You went on a REAL adventure! Glad you all got to go, it looks like an awesome park on an awesome day!

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  6. What lovely day it must have been, a nice ride in the car and a walk in the park.

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  7. New adventures ar the best. So when the White River and Black River come together does it turn gray?
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  8. That park had something for everyone! What a great place to explore.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

    We're happy your mum could go, too.

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  9. Oh, looks like you had a nice day.

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  10. What a fun trip and you got to learn some history too. Go easy with that cannon, guys!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

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  11. Well dweeb #1 must have thought he was king yesterday. What with the place being named after him and all.

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  12. Nice new park to explore!! Your mom better still be taking it easy though...but I'm sure she's sick of hearing that!! BOL!!

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