Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Tupelo, Mississippi, United States
Oct 5, 2011 - Florence, AL to Tupelo, MS
We took another route from Florence back to the Parkway. The scenery on this road made us realize we truly are in "Dixie." I never saw so much cotton...as far as the eye could see. I wanted to break into song again, but couldn't remember all the words..."I wish I was in the land of cotton, old times they are not forgotten, look away, look away, Dixieland." We took some pictures at the bridge over the Tennessee River, then after crossing, left the Parkway again for a sidetrip downriver to visit Pickwick Lake and Dam. Pickwick Lake is where...Jump to full entry
Sep 14, 2011 - While in Tupelo
Wednesday morning we moved the bus to an RV park and got settled. Later we toured Elvis Presley's birthplace. After that we drove over to the Park HQ for the Natchez Trace. This is also the HQ for the Tupelo National Battlefield, and the Brices Crossroads National Battlefield. A couple of miles from HQ on the Trace, we stopped at a Chickasaw Indian village site. And a short distance from there we stopped at a Confederate soldiers grave site. Wednesday early evening a thunder storm went over. It poured hard for about 20 minutes with...Jump to full entry
Aug 4, 2011 - Tupelo
I arrive in Tupelo early because I have no air conditioning and it has been getting up to 115 (heat index) so I have to travel in the morning. I go to 3 different places to get my air conditioner looked at. Finally at the 3rd place he tells me it just needs free-on...it'll be about 30 bucks. Well, nothing on Leonardo has ever been 30 bucks so I didn't get my hopes up. Then he's pumping it in and the air is blowing colder and colder! It felt so good. I was on cloud 9...so happy. And then he finishes and closes the hood and I go to pay and...Jump to full entry
Jul 15, 2011 - First to Last.
BARNES CROSSING RV PARK, TUPELO, MS. 7/15/11 This is the park where we spent our first night on the road on this trip and tonight should be the last. Another early start this morning. We were leaving the park by 0800. Drove a couple miles to gas up and then hit I40 for some more eastbound. No tail wind today, the wind is out of the east...right on the nose... Maybe 15mph. Just enough to cut the miles per gallon. We found a rest stop for lunch that was within two miles of being exactly half way on today's trip. It was very hot outside,...Jump to full entry
Jun 1, 2011 - Day one on the road
BARNES CROSSING RV PARK-TUPELO, MS WEDNESDAY,6/1/11 A short entry, to log the fact that we covered 487 miles today in a little over 8hrs, 40 min driving time. Our front yard is in Tupelo tonight. The park is on the north side of town near a large shopping mall, called Barnes Crossing Mall. We were up early this morning, and got away at 0850. Had lunch just west of Madison,GA in the coach at a rest area. Had a couple traffic holdups on I 20 in Alabama. Made a couple of other stops along the way. Too tired tonight for any more. Tomorrow...Jump to full entry
Jun 1, 2011 - And while I was in Tupelo...
It was really great being back. I saw folks I haven't seen in years. I went to Amory to help with the storm cleanup for a few days. The town of Smithville was pretty much completely wiped out due to the tornado. I worked at the Sav-A-Life to raise money for the victims. Hard work but for a good cause. I met some awesome people. The Indiana youth group was great and helped so much. They found a box of Mississippi Girl t-shirts someone had donated and they wore those home! Ha. Ah to be young again... I went to see Poison last week at the BSC...Jump to full entry
May 26, 2011 - Tupelo, Mississippi - Elvis and old cars!
Except for the very loud and wet thunderstorm we experienced our first night here in Tupelo (that was yesterday), we are enjoying our visit. This seems to be a very prosperous town full of really rude drivers. I’m not sure they all didn’t train in Phoenix because they behave in the same restless manner. But, enough of that. Today we visited a few of the city’s attractions including the Tupelo National Battlefield which commemorates the Civil War Battle of Tupelo (aka. Battle of Harrisburg) which took place July 14-15, 1864. I found it hard...Jump to full entry
Apr 25, 2011 - The Adventure Resumes Tomorrow...with my mom and brother!
My mom and me and Henry are heading back to Florida tomorrow! They've never been on the East Coast either. I'm sure they are going to love it. We're planning on going to visit Harry Potter too! I'm so excited. I'm so glad they are going back with me. It feels like I've been gone from Flagler for months rather than a couple of weeks!Jump to full entry
Apr 14, 2011 - A Loon, A Lake = Lovely
After an afternoon and night of thunder and lightning, on Tuesday, we left Tupelo under clear skies and bright sunshine. We only traveled a distance of about 40 miles to Piney Grove Campground, located on the shores of Bay Springs Lake and operated by the Corps of Engineers. This campground was recommended to us by our neighbors Tom and Laurel in Vidalia. This is the first Corps of Engineers campground we have stayed in. The nightly rate for a premium spot on the lake with electric and water is $20, but my old lady pass gets us in for a 50%...Jump to full entry
Apr 9, 2011 - Tupelo, Mississippi
We happened to have hit Tupelo on the right weekend. Every second Saturday of the month, there is a huge flea market. Woooo Hoooo! We headed out this morning to beat the heat and humidity. Last night's LOW was 69 degrees - not good for sleeping. Luckily, the flea market is indoors at a huge mall. Hundreds of vendors set up tables in two large buildings. There was everything from jewelry, clothing, watches, CD's, candles, food - you name it - they got it - and cheap! John bought a new wallet with two big storage compartments with zippers so...Jump to full entry
Apr 8, 2011 - Natchez Trace
I was thinking of naming my journal today "Trace Turkeys" or "Hot, Sticky Buns" - and I'm not talking about the kind with cinnamon on them. -- We started back onto the Trace this morning at Clinton and headed north through the outskirts of Jackson. Unfortunately, a lot of commuters in Jackson use the Trace as a back way to work and there was a line of traffic. It definitely took some of the peace and tranquility away that we were feeling on the Trace yesterday. But eventually, we left the commuters behind and we had the road mostly to...Jump to full entry
Apr 7, 2011 - A Taste of Bad Weather
As traveling RVers, we are more aware of the weather now than when we lived in a stick house. We’ll check NOAA for the forecast in an area we’ll be traveling. I bought a weather radio so we can be notified of any hazardous weather. We also read that some RVers have a “bail-out” or “tornado” bag ready if bad weather is pending. This bag would contain important items all in one place such as IDs, keys, credit card, cash, wallets, flashlight, extra batteries, cell phone and chargers, laptop, bottle of water and some snacks. In the event that...Jump to full entry