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Oct 9, 2019 - Side Trip to Tupelo

We had been volunteering here at Mount Locust over a month and had yet to take a major trip to explore the Natchez Trace Parkway. Tupelo is in the middle of the Parkway, which runs 444 miles from southwest to northeast. We took one of our three-day “weekends” to get better acquainted with the southern half of the Parkway. We left in our car early on a Monday morning to spend the day to get to Tupelo; we would spend the next day there exploring, with emphasis on Elvis Presley’s Birthplace; and we would return to Mount Locust on the third...

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Mar 22, 2019 - Traversing the Trace

We began our adventure in Natchez, the southern terminus of the Natchez Trace. Our first stop along the Trace was Mount Locust Inn and Plantation, a home that dates back to 1780. Mount Locust was home to generations of the Chamberlain family with the last leaving in 1944. As the growing number of travelers along the Natchez Trace increased many turned their homes into a “stand” which was nothing more than a crude inn. Weary travelers would pay up to 25 cents for much needed food and accommodations. Our next stop was to actually hike the...

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Sep 10, 2017 - September 10, 2017 – Red Bay, Alabama

September 10, 2017 – Red Bay, Alabama This morning I visited with Chris for a few minutes. She decided to leave today to avoid any weather created in this area by Hurricane Irma. I had intended to leave on Tuesday morning, but I’m going to leave tomorrow morning. The remnants of Irma will be a tropical depression by the time it gets here late Monday evening. They are predicting 45 mph winds and 2”-4” of rain here. If I leave by 8 or so tomorrow morning, I will be out of the way before it gets here. The only question is whether I’ll go...

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Sep 9, 2017 - September 9, 2017 – Baldwyn and Tupelo, Mississippi

September 9, 2017 – Baldwyn and Tupelo, Mississippi This morning I headed back to Baldwyn to the Final Stands Interpretive Center. The movie about the Brice’s Crossroads Battle was excellent. They also had a nice display. I drove past Tishomingo’s birthplace on my way into Tupelo. One thing I can say about Tupelo is that they are making the most out of Elvis being born there. For those of you who are Elvis fans, I visited the site of his home/museum and took pictures. However, I drew the line at paying $17 to see inside the 2-room house...

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May 25, 2017 - Longest drive day ever!!!!

Today was the longest drive day ever. My cheapo parent haven't bought a single food item yet. We are still surviving off of leftover's out of the house and hotel freebies. I do have to admit the cookies at the LaQuita last night were pretty good. Thank goodness for audio books. (Dad get them for free from the library) I did get a much promised fidget spinner. The parents claimed they got me on for the trip but the US postal service delivered it to the wrong house. Sure I believe that! P.S Tupelo is the birthplace of some dead singer named...

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Sep 29, 2016 - Natchez Trace to Tupelo

We left New Orleans at about 8 o'clock this morning and headed quickly onto the freeway passing the enormous lake Pontchartrain. The freeway took us north where we then took another road back almost to Natchez, where we had been a couple of nights previously. We visited the Emerald Mound built by local Indian tribes and then followed the Natchez Trace, which we will take all the way to Nashville tomorrow evening. The trace was originally a track made by animals that was used by humans and became a trade route. Today it is a Parkway,...

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Jun 27, 2016 - Reflection

I have been back in America for over a week, and I have had some time to reflect on my experience in Canada. Overall, the trip was a great use of time, and I feel like I learned quite a lot about the teaching profession in general and about myself as a prospective teacher. My favorite part of the entire journey was definitely the science museum because I got to use my own creativity and do something I was proud of. I am the kind of learner that responds well to praise, so the idea of people coming over and telling us that our project was...

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Jun 5, 2016 - A Day on the Natchez Trace Parkway

Another day and another set of adventures. We left Jackson early and got on I 55 going north. In about ten miles we turned onto the Natchez Trace Parkway, a highway with no trucks, no gas stations, no stop lights, no motels, etc. It’s a unit of the National Park Service that goes for 444 miles through three states. The trace began as a footpath taking people from New Orleans to Nashville. Andrew Jackson, Meriwether Lewis, Jefferson Davis and Ulysses S. Grant and thousands of everyday Americans have traveled the Natchez Trace over the...

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Apr 29, 2016 - Tupelo MS

Well my plan did not jive with the lovely wife's plan as she opted to skip the BA practice and chose – for some silly reason – to do laundry instead. That's OK for a couple reasons; she needs some “Me” time (also known as not having to babysit “me” time) and the practice wasn't all that good...a weather delay, a plane with maintenance issues and erratic practice made it less than impressive. But it still beat me doing laundry by about a mile and a half. I got home about 1:00, we had some lunch and then we took off along the coast to Orange...

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Nov 7, 2015 - Sightseeing in Tupelo, MS

Yesterday (Friday) was mostly a "wait and see" day. The next item on our repair list is to remove the large slide on the left side of the coach so the floor can be replaced. The floor has rotted over the last year and the slide doesn't work properly. The cabinets had to be emptied in preparation for the technicians to remove the slide, so we did that in hopes of getting that repair completed Friday ... didn't happen! Hopefully, we'll get into that service bay on Monday. Saturday morning - We woke up to rain again and cooler temperatures....

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Oct 29, 2015 - Natchez Trace - Tupelo

Sunday Oct. 25, 2015 We awoke excited to start on a new adventure. We were ready to leave the RV Park where we have been staying for two weeks and head southwest down the Natchez Trace Parkway. Our planned trip would take us through southwest Nashville before reaching the northern terminus of the Trace. Things started out quite smoothly with hooking up and we got away from the park around 9:00 am. Little did we know what our truck had in store for us? We were pulling through the side streets and roads of Nashville when all of a sudden the...

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Oct 26, 2015 - Patricia Got Us

Last night what was left of Hurricane Patricia caught up with us. The decision to stay in Goshen Springs an extra night seemed like it was a mistake. When we went to bed last night, it was raining hard but relatively calm. I was awaked at about 4:00AM by the wind rocking Winnie. I had not rolled up the awning and it was acting like a sail. I had to go out side in my PJ's in the rain to roll it up and prevent losing it. Fortunately I didn't get too wet. On the positive side, the new sky light I put in last week didn't leak. I think I finally...

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