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Friday, September 25, 2009

Fall Trip – Days 2 & 3

On Wednesday morning, we left Alexandria, and drove to Natchez, MS, where we picked up the Natchez Trace Parkway.  The road is not open to commercial traffic, and the speed limit is 50mph.  It is a small two lane road, which is well maintained, and provides a peaceful drive.

During Wednesday, we drove to Jackson, MS…….. about 200 miles.  We had dinner at an Outback restaurant, and spent the night on another Wal-Mart parking lot.  We also fueled up on diesel at the Jackson Flying “J” for $2.34/gal. 

On Thursday morning, we finished the next 175 miles of the “trace” to Tupelo, MS.  We arrived in Tupelo about 4:30pm.  We had planned to visit with Karen and Benny (the sales person and service manager) at Sherman RV, where we bought the Bus, but it was too late.  We went to the Tupelo Walmart to stock up before we headed to Red Bay, and decided to spend the night on the parking lot.

Here are some pictures along the ‘trace’…..

Mount Locust:

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Scenes along the route:

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In contrast to Texas, which has been in a drought all year, this area has had a lot of rain……. especially in the last two weeks:  (Some reflections pools)

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We stopped at a settlement called “French Camp”:

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