When I left off, I was singing Yo Ho! Yo Ho! A pirates life for me! and the kids had taken a very unflattering picture of me with my mouth open. I guess they didn't care for my signing too much (I don't blame them.) 'cause halfway through the song, they asked me to turn off the music. Like I said before, it took a whopping 10 minutes before the kids had the portable DVD player out. We are a family who loves movies. Not so much the action or dramas but comedies are our favorites. The day before leaving, Hunter and Lacey had gone through our movies (I don't know exactly how many we have but I know it's more than 300.) and picked out several for the road trip. First up on the playlist was Fun With **** & Jane. They laughed in the backseat while John and I talked about our day in the front. The drive from West Monroe to Mississippi is soooo boring. There's nothing to see but wetland and crops. After being on the road for a little while, our tummies started to rumble but we knew we weren't stopping until we got to Vicksburg, Mississippi. It's a tradition to stop at the McDonald's in Vicksburg. I know it's not super good food but it's a tradition. What can I say? Since it's a bit of a ride to Vicksburg, we broke out the Lay's potato chips to hold us over. Then, we saw that we were nearing Vicksburg. And here's the bridge that takes us across the Mississippi river. Like Clark Griswold, John has to sing "Deep River, My home is over Jordan." Except he doesn't say river, he says "rither". It cracks us up every time. The Mississippi river. Sorry, the side of the bridge got in the way. Then we see the Mississippi sign: A closer pic: I'm going to sign off for now. The dryer just stopped and if I don't get the clothes out while they are still warm, I'll have to iron them. I hate ironing!