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Sep 24, 2016 - Hohenwald

Sept. 24 Today was to be a simple drive, only about 3 hours. But no one counted on the accident on the way. We were on I-65 in Tennessee, I don’t know what happened, but we were tied up for about an hour and a half. Our campground is another story. It starts out as level so we were expecting a nice, level place to camp. But that’s only the entrance, which is long. Then up a hill to a former, public ground, but it’s all filled with campers. Down a hill, to another campground that’s a KOA. Down a hill and up a huge hill and a sharp left...

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Oct 24, 2015 - Moving ON

Thursday Oct 22, 2015 During our stay here in the Nashville area we have been contemplating a few different routes to Arizona. Our original plan was to follow the Natchez Trace SW through Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi and then west through Texas. Another choice was to go to Memphis and visit Graceland and then travel through Arkansas. To help us make our decision we decided to drive the north section of the Natchez Trace as far as Meriwether Lewis National Historic Site on a day trip to see if we liked the scenery and if it was an easy...

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Sep 27, 2015 - Hohenwald, TN

Today we will travel about 100 miles. The Natchez Trace was established as part of the National Park System in 1938. It was completed in 2005. Originally the area bisected the homelands of the Natchez, Chickasaw and Choctow Indian Nations. In the late 1700's and early 1800's travelers working their way westward tramped through a very rough trail by foot, horseback and wagons. The ground was very soft so it wore a very deep pathway. Three of our Presidents are known to have traveled on this path (Andrew Jackson, Jefferson Davis and Ulysses...

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Sep 27, 2015 - Day 48 Hermitage, TN to Hohenwald, TN along the Natchez Trace

September 27, 2015 Day 48 Hermitage, TN to Hohenwald, TN along the Natchez Trace Our next “official” destination is Natchez, MS but to get there we planned to drive the Natchez Trace. For 10,000 years American Bison made and used a trail from the low lands near Louisiana to the Ohio Valley. There is evidence that Native Americans used the trail for at least 2000 years. When Europeans crossed the Cumberland Gap and settled in the Ohio Valley, they were known as Kaintuck's. They would float their goods for sale down river to Natchez and New...

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Nov 20, 2013 - Hohenwald, TN

Some days are strange. We have a late breakfast. John mentions that we need an oil change. There is a Valvoline three blocks away. It is 11:30 when we leave Southaven. Our “midday” stop is Shiloh National Battlefield. We arrive after 1:30. We can drive the battlefield. We can watch a forty-five minute film that starts at 2:00. We choose the film. We will learn more this way. The film is great! We eat a late lunch and realize that we have a one and a half hour drive to our RV Park. I cannot find one closer. As we near the park, we find...

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Oct 22, 2013 - Natchez Trace: Hohenwald, Tennessee

Natchez Trace Wilderness Preserve: 10/14/13 - 10/28/13 The Natchez Trace is a 2 lane road that runs from Nashville to Natchez Mississippi 444 miles long. The road has no shoulder and no signs, it is very well groomed with a lot of history. The Natchez Trace was used by the settlers on there way to the south. We like this park, the people we have met at the park are super nice. We met a super nice guy "Dave" at the last park we were at, he is a guy that is retired and travels on his own. On the last night he was here he bought us and...

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Oct 10, 2013 - TTN Natchez Trace

Dave mis-calculated the distance for this move by a long shot. Still, to this day he doesn't know what went wrong. But, Rebecca claims it's his gift with "fuzzy math" that has gotten him into fixes like this before. Our readers know that we don't like to drive more than 250 miles on a moving day and we'll certainly drive a lot less. But, 445 miles! That's a huge day of driving for us! We can count on one hand the number of times we've actually done more than 400 on moving day. And 4 of those times were for a family emergency back in winter...

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Oct 9, 2013 - Moved to Thousand Trails Natchez Trace Today

This is a very large campground. I am about a mile from the front entrance. The trees are just starting to change colors. The campsite is backed up to where the campers are and in front is the trees and lake just beyond. Went for a long walk today. I am still in a daze. It just does not feel right not to be working. I am going to try hard to get over it.

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Sep 20, 2012 - In the Dark

From Red Bay we traveled north about 120 miles to the Meriweather Lewis National Monument on the Natchez Trace Parkway for the night. We hadn’t left Red Bay til almost 4 in the afternoon so didn’t want to go too far, as it was it was about 6:30 before we got there. Buzz had called ahead to be sure they were open and that Otto would fit into their sites. They assured us it would be fine and there was plenty of room, and also it was a free campground which should have tipped us off to the fact that their was no electricity or water – but...

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Jun 29, 2012 - Day 8

Made it to the top entrance of the Natchez Trace near Nashville TN. Many good trails to hike with waterfalls etc. Still standing early 1800's "Stands" and tobacco barns. There are quite a few "colorful" country folks in this part of Tennessee. I believe Hillbilly is too polite a word for some of these! Thousand Trails here is huge and very pretty with its own lake. You have to take a side path to get under a low bridge on the Trace. Annual sites have taken over. They had some multilevel decks built along with carports and docks. What's...

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Natchez Trace 2012

Jun 28, 2012 - Day 7

Lots of hiking trails on the Natchez Trace this day so brought Roxy & Abbey. Visited the Tennessee-Tombigbee waterway. This is a 234 mile long artificial canal built by the Corps of Engineers to divert traffic to the Gulf of Mexico. It has 10 HUGE locks that drop barges up to 90 ft! It made many lakes to play in along the way. Indian burial mounds and more on the Trace. YIPPIE! Finished work on Swirley. Driving to 1000 Trails Natchez Trace in Tennessee.

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May 26, 2011 - Natchez Trace Campgound in Hohenwald, TN

Arrived at a Thousand Trails campground today. This is the club we belong to. This was supposed to be an outstanding campground with beautiful lakes and lots to do. What a disappointment. The campground needs lots of work to be nice. We were going to stay her for a week, but have decided that four days is all we want here. We did find a dirt racetrack that they race sprint cars, so we will go to the track tonight. WE hope that we can get a round of golf in and wash the coach before we move on. This place turned out better than we could wish...

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