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Oct 19, 2018 - Spent extra day in Sparkville.

*We stay an extra day so dad could fix the trailer. The water pipe broke from the tire. *We went into town Sparkville, ms two times for parts. Didn’t have the right tool. Will fix at Philip’s. *Dad found us tires for truck and trailer in Madison Ms. We’ll get them put on tomorrow . Madison is two hours away. *I did laundry. *Walked Brady around the beautiful campgrounds a couple times. .We did some birdwatching. So cool!! *We had Popeyes for dinner.

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Oct 18, 2018 - Left Nashville

*We left Nashville at 9:30. I can’t wait to go back *We traveled the Natchez trace. Such a beautiful two lane parkway. No commercial trucks allowed. *We stopped and read historic markers. *As we were merrily driving... BOOM!!! Tire blew! *Dad drove about one mile to get us safely off the road. *We waited two hours for aaa. *We got to the campsite at dark. *Such a beautiful campgrounds. *We had grilled cheese for dinner.

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Jun 17, 2016 - Home Sweet Home

It feels SO great to be back in Starkville, MS. Yesterday was FULL of travel. We started our day at 5 am (local time). When we left our dorms in Calgary, it was just above 40 degrees. We taxied to the airport early, got there earlier than necessary, and checked in. Thankfully, Customs let us go through thirty minutes earlier than we were supposed to. So we waited for our first flight for two hours. The first flight was very easy. It was so nice to get back in the USA! I was back on the same time zone as my family, and I finally got to take...

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Jun 16, 2016 - Day 13: Exit, Pursued by a Bear

Home again in the US of A! Our trip to Canada wasn't quite what I had expected, but then, some of the best things in life are unexpected, right? It feels odd being home now, standing in the heat of Mississippi in June. Living out of a suitcase isn't ideal, and I've definitely missed sleeping in my own bed. But sometimes it's good to get out of your comfort zone, to go someplace you've never been and might never see again. Goodbye Canada! It's certainly been a pleasure.

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Jun 4, 2016 - Day 1: Far Over Misty Mountains Cold...

I didn't hit the pillow last night until 11:40 local time, which means that yesterday was a very long day. The flying itself was fairly uneventful and of course awesome! because I love traveling in general and flying in particular. That isn't to say that the entire trip was uneventful. From lost passports to MIA group members to jet lag to trying to get everyone on the same bus or train, traveling with such a large group can be confusing. But now we're here! And that's what matters, right? Hello Canada! It's nice to make your acquaintance.

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Jan 1, 2016 - Exploring the open road-past and present

Today we continued our journey down The Natchez Parkway thru Alabama and into Mississippi.Lots of beautiful scenery and wildlife intermingled with history lessons. While walking The Trace in different sections of the original trail it is hard to imagine the struggles and courage they must have had.(easy for us with our warm truck and snacks!) Tomorrow we continue on to Natchez.

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Apr 2, 2013 - MFJ "Ham Radio" Manufacture

Today we will visit MFJ. We stopped by and had a personal tour of MFJ Headquarters. MFJ Enterprises was founded in 1972 and is a manufacturer of a broad range of products for the Amateur radio industry. They specialize in station accessories such as antenna tuners and antenna switching equipment. The initials "MFJ" in the company name are those of the founder, Martin F. Jue (ham radio callsign K5FLU). Had a pretty nice tour. Tom really loved it. Debbie thought it was ok. (smile)

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Jul 13, 2011 - Starkvegas

I head to Starkville (with no air conditioning...yeah...it died that morning...right when I left Tupelo) so that Dawn and I can go to Dallas TX for Amazing Race auditions. We were supposed to leave right when I got there but we ended up just spending the night at her house and leaving the next day. Pepper came over and it's been years since I've seen him. It was great hanging out and talking about old times. And those times were crazy. Lol.

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Oct 8, 2009 - Side Trip to Corinth, MS

The highlight of our second day was a side trip off the Trace to Corinth, MS where the Civil War battle of Corinth occurred. I had never heard of it before, but Corinth was a major railroad crossing in northern Mississippi. My great, great grandfather, William Pratt Lamb, was in this battle. He was in a regiment called Yates Sharpshooters. He was at a location in what was called Battery Powell out front of the main Union Army. He was involved in skirmishes. At one point the Union was losing and the soldiers at Battery Powell had to fall...

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Sep 4, 2007 - Lost Opportunity

Well I missed the first football trip I plan for the 2007 season. Not a good way to get started. Jimmy Lowe and I had planned a quick up and back trip to Starkville MS to watch LSU and Miss State play on Thursday, 8/29. Didn't happen. Things started to fall apart early in the week and the plan had disintegrated by Tuesday of that week. Hopefully, things will go smoother the rest of the season. The next planned trip is to Auburn, AL to watch Auburn and Miss State on Sept 15. Don't know yet who I will be pulling for. I think LSU would like to...

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Stealin' Time

Nov 2, 2006 - Car headed for Mantee today

They are putting my car on a dolly and taking it 90 miles north to Mantee, MS . A Calvin Redwine has a racing shop at his home and has offered full use of facilaties to Crock. Crock has built race cars for him before. We should be back on road tomarrow. We are gearing up our food and provisions for the trip home. Have a 12v refer plugs into the car and has turned out to be a real asset. Keeps food 40 degrees cooler than outside air and being we have been in the 70's, it works just perfect...Hate eating out all the time, so keep lunchmeat,...

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Oct 6, 2006 - Cool weather and life is good on the Trace

Rose again in the dark at 6 am and started the slow climb out of Tishomingo State Park about 7. We stocked up on Gatorade and snacks for the day at the convenience store that had provided dinner two nights ago and then finally hit the Trace after 5+ miles of pedalling. Once on the Trace, the biking was swift. No hills were steep enough to force us out of our medium chainring in spite of our heavy load. On level ground, the north wind that came in with the front helped us cruise at 13 to 16 mph. The clouds associated with the front burned...

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