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 Natchez Trace and we stopped to see another one.

Old Natchez Trace

Old Natchez Trace

A big tornado in April 2011 took out about an 8 mile section of the Trace. It was sad to see so much of it torn out like that.

April, 2011, Tornado on the Trace

April, 2011, Tornado on the Trace

At Mile Marker 232.4 there are some Indian Mounds. A sign and an information exhibit explain about life here between 2,050 and 1,800 years ago.

Indian Mounds

Indian Mounds

We are now at the midpoint of the Natchez Trace and will spend the night at a Walmart in Tupelo. Tupelo is where Elvis Presley was born so we had to go to the Elvis Presley Museum and see the house.

Elvis Presley Birthplace

Elvis Presley Birthplace

  • Gasoline Expense:  $95 @ $3.26
  • Lodging Expense:   none
  • Admission Fees:     none
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5 Responses to Natchez Trace Parkway

  1. Pingback: Off the Trace | The Nomadic Life

  2. Audrey Perry says:

    We’re from eastern Wisconsin. So, you know what the weather has been like this winter. Ugh! I’m not sure we’re ready to go full-timing, but we do have a couple of longer trips planned for this spring (going east) and this fall (going west) to the national parks. We may be interested in ‘wintering’ somewhere and have been exploring AZ, TX and FL options.

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    • marsbern says:

      That’s how it began for us. First a two-week trip, then a three-week trip, then a few winters, and then boom! As for AZ, TX, and FL, I much prefer AZ, but Bernie prefers FL. Next winter we will go to AZ. Neither of is is crazy about TX.

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  3. Audrey Perry says:

    I always enjoy looking at your photos and reading your blog. We’re such newbies that I’m somewhat hesitate to not have ‘an itinerary’ (for at least places we’ll be spending the night). But, it seems like you guys do just fine without reservations. Thanks for the blog.

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    • marsbern says:

      Oh thank you for reading and for the comment. We have been RVing for five years, full-time for the last two. I don’t recall ever being turned away from an RV park. Many have an overflow field for dry camping if necessary, that happened to us twice. We do make reservations for holiday weekends and places like Disney World. And we don’t mind staying in a Walmart lot for a night. Happy trails! Marsha

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