Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...

Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...
Stories of my hunting experiences with family, friends or whatever else I want to blog about.

A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter

Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.

Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

River Traffic Shots

I-20 on left and old Hwy 80 on right which is closed off for through traffic except for train traffic.

Taken from the Louisiana Circle overlook.

Old Glory!

I took these scenic MS River shots at Vicksburg a couple of weeks ago.  Bob and I enjoy going to the two overlooks and to the Mississippi Visitors Center near the two bridges to watch the river traffic.  Last night we went by one of the overlooks and saw a huge barge rounding the bend and it looked like he was going to run into the embankment trying to turn near Diamond Jacks Casino.  The current was flowing very fast and he stopped and let the river current pull and turn him forward with the load of barges going downstream.  I wish I had had my camera to record it.  As long as I can remember we have never had a barge to hit an enbankment or a casino boat but they have hit the piers going under the bridges.  Usually, when that happens the barges break loose and float down the river and they have to round them all up.  Above are some pictures that I took at the visitors center and at the Louisiana Circle overlook on March 12.  


Ian Nance said...

Pretty Cool!!!

Marian Love Phillips said...

Thanks Ian...I enjoy watching the river traffic and also being on the muddy Mississippi River. It's quite an experience!

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