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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 - 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
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
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
Apr 6, 2011 - Unexpected Trip Back
I had to leave Florida today unexpectedly. Josh and Jade's aunt Sasa (Anna's older sister Sonya) is in the hospital and they do not foresee her making it through the night. I'm heading to Indianapolis to be with the family. I have to go to Tunica first and drop Floyd off. No more riding in the car with him!Jump to full entry
Apr 2, 2011 - BBQ Duel
The friendly ladies at the Chamber of Commerce sent us to the "Don't Be Cruel BBQ Duel" competition. (A little nod toward Elvis here.) A collection of tents with deliciously aromatic smoke wafting around told us we were in the right spot. As we wandered around we found that we had lots to learn about this competitive hobby. The folks here today were competing for $16,000 in prize money and the chance to go to the super duper competition in Memphis in May. There were two levels of competition; the amateur level was called patio and the...Jump to full entry
Apr 2, 2011 - Tupelo, MS
We started on our 445 mile journey on the Natchez Trace Parkway. It starts in Natchez, MS and ends in Nashville, TN. You can only go 50 MPH, but that rule seems to only apply to tourists (the natives go much faster). The Trace is a very scenic drive full of history. Unfortunately, we were a little early - the wild flowers were in bud but not in bloom on the southern end of the Parkway. I think around the end of April would be the ideal time to travel this very relaxing parkway. We saw Indian mounds, old inns and lots of beautiful scenery....Jump to full entry