WEEKEND WISHLIST #6:
“But this wasn’t the sea. This was the Mississippi, dead center of the USA. There was no Sea God here.” (PJO1: The Lightning Thief Chapter 13 page 211)
After dropping down from the Gateway Arch, Percy soon drowned in the Mississippi River. Well, actually, he did not drown, him being the son of Poseidon. In fact, this was where he received instructions from a sea nymph to go to Santa Monica Beach. And oh, the three white pearls as well.
The Mississippi River is the main river of the largest drainage system in the United States. This river runs through ten states of the US. These are Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, and of course, Mississippi.
If you are thinking that the Mississippi River is just a long river of nonsense, well it is not. It is a good way of navigation from one state to another, especially if you are a Poseidon kid since Zeus would be mad of you if you flew over his domain. Here are some of the activities that you can do in the Mississippi River:
- Auto and Motorcycle Tours
- Boating and Cruises
- Canoeing and Kayaking
- Hunting and Wildlife
- Sports and Gaming
I will not elaborate on these things anymore but if you want more information, you may visit http://experiencemississippiriver.com/activities-recreation/.
Aside from these activities, there are national parks along the Mississippi River. Actually there is not one, not two, but seven National Park Service sites. The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area is dedicated to protect the Mississippi River itself. Of course, even the rivers and the seas need protection too. Cabin 3 kids would not want them get polluted. The other National Park Service sites along the river are as follows:
- Effigy Mounds National Monument
- Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (The Gateway Arch we mentioned last week)
- Vicksburg National Military Park
- Natchez National Historical Park
- New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
- Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
With these national park service sites located in the Mississippi River, it is good to find out that there are still lots of mortals and demigods alike who care for the river. Oh, Poseidon is gonna love it.
Have you navigated through the Mississippi River? Or gone to any of its national park service sites? How was it? Have you felt Poseidon there?