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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Southern Adventure: Going a Piece Down the Natchez Trace

Shortly after Himself came home from Alaska I kidnapped him! All he knew was we were going to be gone for 4 days and it was going to be “an experience of Southern history and cuisine”.

And that he needed to pack good walking shoes and one nice outfit.

We got up in the morning and headed south to Nashville where we started our adventure with breakfast at the Loveless Café (more on that later).

Then we hopped on the Natchez Trace parkway for ‘a spell’.  The Trace is the historic route from Natchez, MS to Nashville, TN.  It is a national park.  Mom and I drove the entire Trace in ’02 and I wanted to share a bit of it with Himself. 

Shortly after you get on at Nashville there is this beautiful (and HIGH) double arch bridge at Birdsong Hollow. 

Along the route we saw approximately 79 turkeys.  The boys were totally focused on each other and showing off their tail feathers.  We were able to drive within a stone’s throw of six showoffs.

“The Right Strut”

Another one of our stops was at Jackson Falls. 

The large amount of rain we have had made the waters roar.

They were really beautiful.  And we had them all to ourselves!

Next stop was the burial site of Meriwether Lewis.  He died at an inn at as he came up the Natchez Trace.  His death was ruled a suicide… which isn’t accepted by many.  One of the reasons… he had multiple gunshot wounds…

For a bit we drove along a section of the “old Trace”.  It’s an area where you are actually on the real Trace. 

This early highway wasn’t as nice as we have today…

As we entered Alabama, we were sad to see remnants of damage from the terrible storms which had passed thru the South days earlier. 

Our night lodging was further south in Corinth, Mississippi.  We stayed in a historic B&B called The General’s Quarters Inn  

Our room was nice and spacious.

And the cast iron tub was a treat after the long day’s drive!

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful! So happy for both of you! Sounds relaxing. Makes me look forward to such trips alone with my sweetheart.


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