2008 Midwest USA travel blog

Site #29 (1)

Site #29 (2)

Site #29 (3)

Elvis' Birthplace

Elvis' Front Room

Barge on the Tennessee-Tombigbee waterway

Graves of 13 unknown Confederate soldiers on the Natchez Trace


WOW! What a two days! NO INTERNET ACCESS and NO DIRECTV. Talk about withdrawal. Whitten Park is not that far from civilization but apparently a long way from a Verizon tower and very shaded (no view to the satellite) as the pictures show. And on top of that it was a very wet visit. It drizzled on and off all day Wednesday and stormed all day Thursday. The campground was very nice. My only complaints(besides the iternet and DirecTV) was that they charge you extra for a waterfront site and the water was at least 150 feet away and you could barely see it through the trees - much like trying to see the satellite.

Wednesday we did dodge the raindrops and go to Elvis' Birthplace

in Tupelo. That have done a great job of keeping up the old two-room shotgun house that his father, Vernon, built. Elvis was born in the front room

of the two. They also had a nice museum with many articles you will not see at Graceland. The place is all in a very nice park with picnic tables and a very manicured lawn. All and all a very good visit. Of course, Doris was in heaven!

We also spent a couple of hours on the Natchez Trace and took one short trail to visit the unknown Confederate soldier's graves

. We plan on coming back here one year so we can visit the whole length of the Trace at a very leisurely pace. There is a lot to see and it would take at least a week to get all of it in.

We are now at Lake Charles State Park in Northeast Arkansas. I do have DirecTV and a very, very slow internet service. When I say slow, I mean slow! It has taken two hours to load the six pictures and 1,500 words in this entry. We'll telll you more about where we are now early next week.

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