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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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Apr 26, 2014 - Mississippi

Hello Mississippi; Goodbye Mississippi. A couple of days in this state is all that we needed. Roughest highway roads so far but found a nice park to stay at, Jellystone's Yogi On The Lake. Looks like it would be a neat place to stay when the weather gets warmer. Lots of RV and tent spaces and many cabins to stay in The highlight of our stay here was a visit to the State Capitol building where we were lucky enough to have a personal tour of the building by a southern lady. The stained glass work was magnificent throughout the building. Built...

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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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Lowe's Alaska Trip

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