A cool benefit of all of this was the fact I was able to drive a large stretch of Highway 49 in the middle of the night. In reality it was just another boring highway on a long roadtrip. However, for my inner blues geek it was exciting to drive down the historic highway and cross those old forgotten crosroads around midnight.
Obviously I would love another visit in that area to explore the historic blues trail. While I am in the area I could also explore the civil war history of Vicksburg which I also drove through. I might not be able to do that soon but in about a week I will be able to make that drive in the other direction. Hopefully with no hell hounds on our trail!
Some might consider Mississippi a poor state. However the state is rich in culture and history.