HD Travels Natchez Trace/Texas travel blog

You can hardly read the sign at the entrance.

Later we took a better one for the ABC's

Two states with one picture

The little map on the home page drew a straight line from Tullahoma to Florence, Alabama, but actually we went up TN Alt41 to Franklin, near Nashville, so we could get on the Natchez Trace close to the northern terminus which is mm 444. We actually got on at mm 438. Since we rarely get an early start and the speed limit on the Trace is 50 (most of the time) we only made it to Florence/Muscle Shoals the first night, a 20-mile side trip from mm 340, and looked for a hotel in the dark.

There was nothing exciting enough for a picture on this leg, but there WAS one very strange coincidence. I was cruising down the parkway in a 50 mph haze, listening to Outlaw radio on my XM and the old song "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" by Bill Hayes played. Since I remember it well from my childhood I sang along, thinking to myself, how appropriate for that to come on while riding down the Natchez Trace in TENNESSEE. I even sang some of it to Glenda on the CB. Here's the big deal...JUST as the song was finishing, we passed the turnoff, with a sign, to David Crockett State Park!!

By the way, most of you know why we're always holding a magazine cover, from seeing our pictures in previous blogs, or being members of HOG. For anyone who doesn't, we do that to date the picture for the ABC's of Touring. If you want more explanation how it works, email me.

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