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Apr 22, 2014 - Natchez Trace

First off, let me just say I have been having trouble with my email notifications for the trip journal. Most of the recent notifications have bounced back to me as “Undeliverable Mail.” I don’t know who has been receiving them okay and who have not. I have been in touch with the Good Sam website and their tech has looked into it and determined it was something Yahoo had recently implemented affecting sites that use group emails, as a security issue. He assured me they think they have fixed the problem, so I am trying again to send something...

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May 27, 2013 - Memorial Day in Jackson

Being from the northwest, we really didn't know what to expect traveling into Mississippi but we soon discovered although there are a lot of differences, there's a lot that's the same. While stopped at a rest area on the drive from Shreveport, Barb spotted this truck that was from Boise, a comforting moment. We pulled into our campground at Lefleur's Bluff State Park Tuesday. It's one of those parks that you've really got to do your homework with the directions as the address given will take you on the wrong course if you plug it in to...

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May 13, 2013 - Time in Navarre and Trip to Jackson Ms

No problem sitting up the camper in the driveway at Donise's. Cooked hamburgers out the first night and had a great visit with the family. Andrew and I went fishing on the Navarre Pier the next day. Only hooked one big fish but never got a chance to see it before it broke off. (how's that for a fish tale) The next day we went to the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola. What a great museum. They have artifacts dating back to the beginning of aviation to the Space Shuttle. Andrew and I got to fly the simulator for the F-15. This was a...

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Jan 24, 2013 - Yes, we are snowbirds and we are on bicycles

We are on the way to Jackson, MS, or near there tonight, and heading on south tomorrow. And once we get to the coast we will drop off the car in Gulfport, get on our bicycles and head east along the water. Or as close as we can to the water. We may see some cold but it won't be like riding in the cold at home. We will decide when to turn back to the west whenever the time is right. Stay tuned for our adventures.

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Snowbirds on Bikes

Nov 21, 2012 - Happy Thanksgiving!

We are in Jackson, Mississippi celebrating Thanksgiving with the Lowe family. My sister-in-law, Michele, will be making a wonderful meal for everyone. I am lucky because one of my nieces, Bianca, is a fellow vegan, so there will be options for me. We are camped not far from everyone on the shore of the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Our view is wonderful and the weather is warm and sunny! We will be heading west on Saturday and are still hoping to be home by Christmas. We wish you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving. Peggy and Prester

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Oct 28, 2012 - 27/10/2012

28/10/2012 Yes I know this journal is a bit of a dog's breakfast as I've missed some entries. Anyway, we decided to visit Peabody Hotel before we said goodbye to Memphis - planned to see the Civil Rights museum but wasn't opening until later in the afternoon. Well didn't the hotel turn out to be one of those little gems. Everyday at 11am the ducks on the roof catch the second elevator down to the lobby and swim in the lobby fountain. Draws a crowd of about 200 or more people. Security is tight so no late comers push in front of those who...

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Mar 27, 2012 - Jackson part deux

Aujourd’hui Agnès est allé se faire couper les cheveux chez mon onc Wally, la fille qui lui a coupé les cheveux était aussi bonne que moi, c’est tout dire. Après diner nous nous sommes dirigé sur la Natchez Trace pour voir si c’était mieux ici que à Natchez, pour commencer un grand bout de la Trace était fermé pour cause de réparation et le bout qu’on a fait était exactement comme à Natchez, un chemin simple en pleine forêt et rien à voir ni à gauche et ni à droite. Donc ennuyant comme tout, c’est beau mais plate. Notre second projet de la...

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Open Range

Mar 26, 2012 - Centre ville Jackson, Ms

Aujourd’hui les deux voisins sur chaque coté de la roulotte sont partis de bonne heure alors j’en ai profité pour laver le toit et les auvents, ils étaient très sales pour avoir passé l’hiver sur la route et surtout la semaine dernière sous un « live oak » en floraison, ce qui veut dire beaucoup de déchets et surtout beaucoup de pollen vert. Alors le vieux est monté sur le toit, qui est toujours pour moi un mini supplice, vertige oblige, et surtout le toit est assez mou alors j’ai toujours peur de passer au travers et quand il est mouillé...

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Mar 25, 2012 - Pas de Natchez Trace

Hier Agnès a fait la lessive et moi j’ai fait le ménage du printemps de la roulotte, aspirateur, nettoyage des moustiquaires et des filtres de la climatisation, il me reste à laver le toit de la roulotte, on fera ça bientôt, ici à Jackson le site ne si prête pas. Donc vous l’aurez deviné par le paragraphe précédent, ce matin jour d’anniversaire de ma grande sœur Lorraine, nous sommes partis pour Jackson, on a emprunté la « Natchez Trace » mais après 10 milles on en est sorti pour prendre la route 61 jusqu’à Vicksburg et ensuite la 20...

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Open Range

Mar 5, 2012 - today's lesson: slavery

So today we went to the French Quarter in NOLA. It smelled like crap. Everywhere. But we still liked it. Then we went to Oak Alley Plantation and Laura Plantation. I prepared the children about the plantation - the family lived in the big house and the slaves lived in the tiny cabins. Then we toured the big house and the cabins. Then we got in the homer to drive to Jackson, Mississippi. They colored pictures on the way. Then I heard Addi tell Easton, describing her picture, "This one is me, and this one is my slave. I make him play music...

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Hillbilly Holiday

Dec 2, 2011 - On the Natchez and Cypress Swamp

We had spent two days travelling south. It was so nice to get out of the cold. We stopped for two nights in Jackson, Mississippi. Our campground was right on the shores of the Ross Barnett Reservoir. The weather was just gorgous. We decided we would have a short drive back on the Natchez Trace Parkway which ran alongside the reservoir. As well as lovely views of the reservoir we also enjoyed a short walk through Cypress Swamp and had a picnic by the Pearl River. An enjoyable rest day.

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Nov 1, 2011 - Moving North

Moved up to Jackson, MS and stayed at the Timberlake RV Park which is in Brandon, MS., right on the Ross Barnett Reservoir. We got a space right on the water. Continued exploring the Natchez-Trace North from Brandon. Has to be one of the best drives in the US. I will share some of the photographs from the area when I get home. Connie wants to extend the trip thru the winter but I think it's time to head home so we are heading West on the I20.

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