Hi! My name is Dima (Facebook, Website). I live in Sunnyvale, California and work as a software engineer at Google. I love to travel and try my best to keep this block as a recording of my travels.


18 April 2018

Today we have woken up rather early and started with visiting the Old White House of Confederacy again. See, yesterday I have seen it, but because it closes at 4.30, could not get inside - so I decided to do that today. The interior of the house tells the story of the Confederate President Jackson Davis and shows some attributes of his life.

After visiting that, I have started my way towards Vicksburg. With several minor stops, I have continued to drive through beautifully scenic Alabama and Mississippi country sides.

The first sight we've visited in Vicksburg was Vicksburg National Military Park, the installation that shows the history of the Vicksburg battle and siege, an important battle of the Civil War. All the locations of the troop and artillery formations, stations and commanding officers quarters are clearly marked. The field also features the memorials gifted by different state... ( Read full post and see all images )

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17 April 2018

After waking up, I have moved on to my next destination - Montgomerry, the capital of Alabama and the former capital of Confederate States of America and the former center of the civil rights movement. I have chosen to avoid highways, so the road lied through scenic Alabama landscapes, showing the lovely houses and ranches to me yet again. Close to Montgomery, I discovered a Jordan lake and wanted to take some pictures, but ultimately failed because the shoreline is private in its entirety.

After arriving to Montgomerry, I have visited some of the attractions, including the First White House of Confederacy, where the first (and only) president of Confederate States of America has resided and the Alabama State Capitol.

After that I have discovered that nothing else is open at this time and resorted back to the hotel.

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