Day 1: Got off from DFS at 8:00 AM. Stopped in Magee, MS to have lunch under the canopy of an out of business gas station in a shopping center parking lot. Nice breeze. Arrived at Vicksburg National Military Park at about 3:00. After a quick visit to the visitors center (stamps & patches) we took the auto tour of the park. It included a visit to the USS Cairo (a union civil war ironclad that was sunk by the Confederates using the first electrically detonated mine). Took only 12 minutes to sink. Got our first view of the Mississippi River. The park was nicely maintained and very interesting. It was just about 4 miles from there to our campground (Ameristar RV Park - - a glorified parking lot for the rigs used by the gamblers at Ameristar Casino). It had some grass and a few trees and full hookups for only $22.50 - - might turn out to be the cheapest private park we see on this trip!.