Monthly Archives: March 2014

Hungry Mother State Park, Virginia

It’s been raining the last few days so we haven’t done much at all, just drive a little, wait a little, drive, and wait. Today was much less rain and we have now crossed the Tennessee border into Virginia. Tonight … Continue reading

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Nashville, TN

I guess we came too far north too soon! Our plan was to explore Nashville today, and we gave it a good try. It snowed, and it blowed, and it was cold. The high temp today was 35-40 degrees and … Continue reading

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Natchez Trace Parkway. Done!

We’re almost finished with the Natchez Trace Parkway. Our first stop this morning was at the grave site of Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark explorers. This is the location where he died and where he is buried. Next … Continue reading

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Natchez Trace Parkway

Our trek up the Natchez Trace Parkway continues. Milepost 308.4 Cave Spring. A natural cave. A sign there talks about how sink holes are formed. Milepost 308.8 Bear Creek Mound. Another Indian mound. This one was built between 1400 and 1600. … Continue reading

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Tishomingo State Park, MS

I would not call this a sunny day; the sun came and went all day long. But the temperature did reach 72 degrees, which was nice. Tomorrow is supposed to bring some rain and storms so today was our day … Continue reading

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Natchez Trace Parkway

What a beautiful day, blue sky, sunshine, and 67 degrees. We left the Walmart parking lot this morning to continue our trek up the Natchez Trace Parkway. We have been stopping at most of the points of interest and historical … Continue reading

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Natchez Trace Parkway

Still moving north, but taking our time. I hear there’s another cold front to watch out for up there. It was nice here today, mostly sunny and got up to 70 degrees. There are still many sections of the Old … Continue reading

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Natchez Trace Parkway

At milepost 15.5 of the Natchez Trace is Mount Locust, one of the oldest structures in the state of Mississippi. This is also the last of more than 50 Inns that existed during the period of greatest use of the … Continue reading

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Emerald Mound

We haven’t experienced thunder and lightning for a long time but last night we got some. That must be a sign of spring! It wasn’t severe at all and we slept well. At Milepost 10.3 of the Natchez Trace Parkway … Continue reading

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Natchez, Mississippi

The Natchez Trace Parkway, part of the National Park System, runs 444 miles from Natchez, Mississippi, to Nashville, Tennessee. First it was an animal trail used by American Indians. Then, in the 1800’s, it was the main return route for … Continue reading

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Tabasco Sauce

The world’s only Tabasco bottling plant is near Lafayette, Louisiana. How could we resist a free factory tour? The pepper-scent of Tabasco greeted us as we drove into the parking lot. It wasn’t an eye-watering strong pepper smell, but mild … Continue reading

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Baton Rouge

After the rain stopped this morning we thought it would be a good idea to visit Baton Rouge, the Louisiana state capitol city. It remained cloudy all day with occasional spots of light rain. The historic 160-year-old Old State Capitol … Continue reading

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A Parade and A Plantation

Just because Mardi Gras is over doesn’t mean partying ends. The small town of Independence LA had their Sicilian Heritage Festival, with a parade, a spaghetti cookoff, a meatball throwing contest and more. It was just a few miles from … Continue reading

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Is it Spring Yet?

Time for a little update. We’ve been at Fairview-Riverside State Park in Louisiana for the last several days. It’s been cold and wet so we haven’t been out much. On Fat Tuesday we watched the New Orleans Mardi Gras parades … Continue reading

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More Mardi Gras

Last night (Saturday night) was the big Mardi Gras party night in New Orleans. We chose to stay out of it and watch the festivities on TV. It looked like an amazing fun night for those that were there. The … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras Parade

I haven’t written the last several days because I haven’t had anything to say. Mostly we spent our time inside (a casino or the RV) since it’s been either foggy or cold or raining. We spent nearly a week in … Continue reading

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