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Aug 16, 2017 - Hurricane Mills, Tennessee

The next day, the 16th, we were off across I-40 toward Memphis and Nashville, which will be full circle from where we went up toward Montana. Our campground in Tennessee tonight called KOA Buffalo is right along the highway in Hurricane Mills, TN. Do you know what Hurricane Mills is known for? Loretta Lynn owns a ranch in Hurricane Mills, billed as "the 7th Largest Attraction in Tennessee", featuring a recording studio, museums, lodging, restaurants, western stores, and other attractions. She normally holds three holiday concerts annually...

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Apr 18, 2017 - The Natchez Trace -- Natchez MS to Nashville TN

Natchez Trace Parkway The Natchez Trace Parkway (a National Park)is a 444 mile scenic byway which begins in Natchez and ends in Nashville, TN. This path was once tread by buffalo, then American Indians, and finally utilized as a walking route by Ohio Valley traders. In 1801 President Thomas Jefferson designated teh Trace as a national post road for mail delivery between Nashville and Natchez. General Andrew Jackson, Meriwether Lewis (who died on the Trace in 1809), John James Audubon, Jefferson Davis, and Ulysses S. Grant fare some of the...

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Oct 29, 2016 - Stay over at Loretta Lynn Ranch

Today we took off driving backroads looking for yard sales and flea markets, we put about 200 miles on the truck just driving around back roads, to some that sounds crazy but those of you who know us this is what we like, however we had not intended on going that far but just kept driving and met lots of nice people along the way.

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Oct 28, 2016 - Loretta Lynn Ranch

Today we toured Loretta Lynn's Ranch, we got to go inside a replica of her childhood home in Butcher Holler, and also into her Plantation home that they bought in the 70's, she has a museum on the property with all her awards, clothes, and all sorts of momentos it was a great museum as she saved everything, I couldn't take any pictures inside so sorry about that. After touring her Ranch we took a drive into a town called Waverly had late lunch at Sam's diner which we were not to happy with, Buddy had shrimp (overcooked) and I had cod fish...

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Oct 14, 2015 - Mansker’s Historical Park and Opry Mills

By talking to one of our neighbors in the RV Park, John learned of a great park nearby where we could take Shooter for a run and give him some exercise. Mansker’s Historical Park has a replica fort of one of the early settlements in the area. It also has a plantation house on site. We were focused on exercising Shooter today but plan on going back to the park to explore in more detail. Knowing that Shooter was tired, we felt more at ease leaving him behind at the Trailer while we went shopping at Opry Mills Mall and paid a visit to the...

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Oct 13, 2015 - Loretta Lynn's Ranch & Museum

We started out from our RV Park around 9:00 am heading SW for 120 miles to Loretta Lynn's Ranch and Museum. The drive took us along Interstate #40 through rolling tree covered valleys. The signpost for 0ne particular town sign caught our attention "Bucksnort” Tennessee. We thought we took the right exit to visit Bucksnort but somehow ended up on the wrong road so we missed seeing what the town actually looked like. We got back on the interstate to continue our journey. We arrived at the ranch around 11:00 AM and decided to take the full...

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Jun 14, 2014 - Hurricane Mills

We endured more road construction and traffic tie-ups as we tried to navigate through western Tennessee. We stopped for fuel in Jackson and that took much longer than it should have. Several Go-Frac trucks were fueling in front of us and none of them ever heard of pulling forward once fueling was complete. Since we were there and it was lunch time, we decided to have breakfast food at Denny's for lunch. We endured more road construction after that and finally got to our destination for the night near Hurricane Mills. This is Loretta Lynn...

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Summer 2014 & Beyond

Aug 19, 2013 - Farewell to Memphis

Nothing exciting happened on my trip to Cornelia, GA except I got there 5 hours early. When I got to the airport Sunday a week ago, I found out my US Airways flight had “equipment” problems. The Ticket Agent asked if I wanted to take a Delta flight that left at about the same time my US Airways flight was supposed to leave. Instead of getting to Atlanta at 5:30PM, the Delta flight was direct and I got there at about noon. It’s the first time that I’ve had a flight cancellation that got me to my destination 5 hours early. Not bad. While on...

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Apr 15, 2012 - Hurricane Mills-TN

We left Chattanooga about 9.00am it’s meant to take about 3 hours to Hurricane Mills in Tennessee but took 5 hours instead. We had to stop for fuel for the RV, then for breakfast then there was an horrific accident 29 miles before we were due to turn off for the campground.We are only camped here overnight as we are on our way to Little Rock in Arkansas and it is too far to drive in one day. It seems it is one thing after another since we have arrived in the US, on route we had a light come on the dash saying check engine so we pulled off...

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Wandering America

Aug 25, 2008 - Hurricane Mills, TN

(Sunday August 24) Today we drove through some very pretty countryside and also near the big city of Memphis . It rained a little in a few areas, but now it’s very nice, sunny and only 79 degrees. We have a breeze wafting through the windows which makes for a very comfortable evening. The old folks talked for a while with Jim & Ellen, a couple from Dallas. They have been traveling for over 6 months this trip. They are full timers, so home is where the Motorhome is parked!

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Oct 2, 2007 - Third Day to Hurricane Mills, TN - Buffalo KOA, 800-562-0832

Hello Friends and Family, A long day in the saddle from Wytheville to Hurricane Mills, TN - 8 hours total, 7 driving and two potty/drink stops. We are at a nicely wooded and mostly empty KOA Campgrounds a long, stone's throw from I-40 so we can enjoy the whine of the truck tires and turbos. We will stay here two nights before traveling further west on Thursday. The day was perfect for traveling - blue skies, mid-80's, smooth pavement and scenic, wooded Tennesse along I-40. We followed a 'weaver' for several miles until I could pass him (an...

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Jun 17, 2007 - Loretta Lynn Ranch, Hurricane Mills, TN

Thursday arrival as planned. Looks like Hurricane Mills, TN consists entirely of Loretta Lynn's Ranch and adjoining area which contains The Country Store, owned and operated by her daughter, Cissie Lynn and the Flea Market, owned and operated by her daughter, Betty. This place is really a goldmine. Of course, I didn't think we would find Loretta living in abject poverty having made a fortune on being a former coalminer's daughter and all. Thursday afternoon we went to Western Town, which is where all her museums and houses are located. We...

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