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May 17, 2017 - Hotter than a pepper sprout

We had a good but short nights sleep. We went down for breakfast about 8 - it was a small area and very crowded. It was pretty basic, but we got some cereal, fruit, toast and some egg. Unfortunately they only had polystyrene plates and plastic cups and utensils - saves washing up but seems wasteful to us. We loaded the car and walked down to Graceland - Elvis Presley's home - reaching there about 9. As we already had tickets we had only a short wait before boarding the bus. By then we were loaded up with tablets and earphones so we could...

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Jun 4, 2016 - Making a Cocker Spaniel Happy

"All dogs must be on a leash" -- those are the rules wherever we go these days. In Sarasota there are dog parks dominated by large dogs or unattractive rectangular boxes so we do not frequent them. It's hard to find a place to go for a romp in the woods but today, today was a fantastic day for Miss Penny. She visited her second Civil War battlefield. There was no one around and we let her off the leash. Two of the photos will show you how much fun she had. Jerry and I are Civil War buffs. We've learned a lot since we started RVing. One of...

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Jun 3, 2016 - Jackson, the Capitol of Mississippi

We drove 193 miles today in a northwesterly direction from Mobile, Alabama to Jackson, Mississippi. We've passed by both of these cities in our travels but this is the first time we've stopped to do some sightseeing. Jackson is a bustling city with a state park not far off I 55 where we are camped. When we got to our assigned camp site, someone was occuplying it. That was no problem. We were early and so we waited for them to come back to their RV and leave. Check out time was 2:00 p.m. The people were in no hurry. They didn't return until...

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Nov 14, 2015 - Jackson

We left New Orleans yesterday and after stopping off for breakfast and petrol, I drove to Jackson while Ish slept. Probably a good thing for her because that way she wouldn't see all the trucks coming onto the highway. I've made sure any vehicle I see with flashing lights on the side of the road I move into the other lane. When we got to Jackson, we went straight to the Eudora Welty house. I really have no idea who she is or what her significance to the world is but everytime I googled what to do in Jackson, that came up. I didn't realise...

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Oct 25, 2015 - Washout

We stayed at the Rez today so we could visit some of the Natchez Trace sites nearby. I got up early this morning in hopes of catching a sunrise over the reservoir, but it was cloudy and raining. Since the forecast was for continued rain Sue decided to just hang around Winnie and dye her hair. I on the other hand went out in the rain to Cypress Swamp for some pictures. It is said to be one of the "Top 20 Natural Wonders" found along the Natchez Trace. The trail crosses the old river channel on a boardwalk into a forest of tupelo and bald...

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Oct 24, 2015 - Resting by the Reservoir

Short drive today from Vicksburg to the Ross B. Barnett Reservoir along the Natchez Trace. Yesterday we passed very few cars along the Trace, a very relaxing ride on a fall day. Today as we got closer to Jackson, MS the traffic picked up, but no where near the interstates and no trucks pushing us around. We arrived at the Goshen Springs Campground on the reservoir about mid-afternoon. It's a pretty nice place that is run by the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District. All the sites are concrete pads, full hook-ups, and nicely landscaped...

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Mar 19, 2015 - A day of culture

Jackson, MS It was culture day today. We started with Eudora Welty. She was an internationally acclaimed author of short stories and novels about the American South. She lived in the same house for 76 years and did all of her writing there including her Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Optimist's Daughter. The house is especially known for the gardens. We could see there was the potential for great beauty but it is still early spring here so the gardens are not much to look at yet. On our way to our next landmark we went by the Greenwood...

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Mar 18, 2015 - Mississippi Mud

Jackson, MS Today was filled mostly with travel. Since we eschew interstates whenever possible, we drove slow, 2-lane, shoulderless highways south into Mississippi. The state was devastated earlier by torrential downpours. We often thought we were looking at farm ponds or small lakes but then realized we were seeing flooded fields. We could see deep ruts where someone had driven onto the side of the road. What a mess. The area is incredibly flat. In fact, the few times we got excited because we saw any kind of elevation it turned out to be...

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Nov 20, 2014 - Jackson, MS (Goshen Springs Campground)

November 20-23/14 Mike and I travelled again down the Parkway, except for a little detour for about 7 miles we made it to Goshen Springs near Jackson, Mississippi. We had a great day geocaching in the area and met Abe Draper who took our photo with a great sunset in the background. Campground Notes: $20.00/night (No discount), E-50a/W/S, picnic table and BBQ, large concrete pad (very neat and tidy), no wi-fi (coming), easy satellite set-up, very quiet, amenities at least 15 to 20 minutes, large laundry.

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Oct 27, 2014 - Part 2

What a day!!!! We left Dardanelle State Park and drove to Flying J and fueled up the coach. $2.87 per gal. At 9:02 we were pulling onto I-40 eastbound. Traffic was pretty good until we got to Conway. From there to 530 south of Little Rock was heavy and congested. The wind was giving me fits too. We stopped in Dumas for lunch and I checked the weather and the wind was blowing 19 mph. It was definitely a white knuckle day. Jackie took over driving at Dumas and he drove to Talulla, LA. We stopped there at Love's Truck Plaza for fuel. $2.99...

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Aug 14, 2014 - New Orleans, Louisiana to Jackson, Mississippi

We left New Orleans this afternoon, but not before a fantastic Jazz Brunch at a delightful courtyard restaurant, not far from the infamous Bourbon Street. To keep on with the theme of eating local critters, I started with turtle soup and sherry. A good live jazz band played throughout the meal and everything was of a very high standard(especially the pecan pie and ice cream). The guy with his head in his hands in this photo had just finished reading our latest blog update. Anyway, I gave the meal a Sevuurrnn! We said goodbye to Bourbon...

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Apr 30, 2014 - Mississippi

I spent the night in Jackson,MS Marking off another state to have slept in now only 3 states remaining, This morning I head out on the Natchez Trace Parkway on my way to Vicksburg. This Parkway runs from Nashville, Tn to Natchez, MS total lenght is 444 miles going through 3 states, I only drive a small part of it. I stop at the Vicksburg National Military Park and drive through the battlegrounds and cemetery, this one of the many battlegrounds from the civil war. Then back on the road heading into Alabama and for a night stop in Montgomery.

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