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.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

American Queens Second Visit To Vicksburg

Tuesday, as I was getting ready to run to town, I could hear the paddle wheel steamboat whistle and the calliope playing on the American Queen from our home.  On my last errand downtown, I noticed that she was backing up out of the canal around 1:30.  I thought she would stay until 5:00 and then head on to Memphis with her passengers.  So I went to one of the huge parking garages downtown and got to the top and took these pictures of her backing out.  From there I thought I would have time to finish one last errand and then took off for Diamond Jacks Casino parking lot to try and get a picture of her backing into the MS River and heading north.  Here are a few pictures I took of the American Queen.  So nice to see her twice in one month after not having her dock here in Vicksburg for the last 3-1/2 years.  

On top of one of the parking garages with the Queen towering over Grand Station Casino with Louisiana in the background.  

Better view as it passes by the Vicksburg flood walls.

Backing up and out into the Mississippi River from the Yazoo River Diversion Canal.

At Diamond Jacks parking lot on a very windy afternoon.

She is one beauty and I hope to take a cruise on the Queen one day.


On her very first visit Tuesday, April 17, it had been raining but despite that, the calliope was a big hit!

2 comments:

Lindsjö taxar said...

What a great boat!! You have nice wheather I see. Spring will come now after a very cold April...

Marian Love Phillips said...

We just had, I think, our last cold snap and it was this past Saturday. It's going to warm up pretty fast now. Thanks for coming by Lindsjo taxar. Yes, this ship is a site to see in the MS River. I hope to one day take a ride on her! That would be awesome! :)

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