We left the Jeff Busby Campground around 7:30 this morning. Not much traffic on an early Sunday morning...
The bicycle event was still going on, but a lot fewer bicycles today. The lower right is an RV caravan... going south. We recognized the logo of "Adventure Caravans" as we've done a few of these ourselves. Of course we wondered if we'd know the Wagonmaster or Tailgunner.... probably not, but it's fun to imagine. The upper right is as we're crossing the
Tennessee River. This is the longest bridge on the Natchez Trace.... and, believe me, the river is VERY wide! That middle bottom photo is of
dogwood.... we've seen some magnolia
trees in bloom in the more southern area, but today we saw dogwood in
bloom. I've read that Ohio is about 2 weeks behind in the spring
"bloom" season, so maybe we'll still see dogwood and spring
wildflowers when we get back there.
We pulled over into a parking area along a river..... saw these guys fishing. Check out the tattered jeans on the guy standing. I'll bet those aren't designer jeans... and those rubber boots... pure South!
Mississippi... through the very northwest corner of Alabama and into Tennessee.... only leaving the Natchez Trace to gas up in Tupelo. On to the Meriwether Lewis Campground...
196 miles from our starting point this morning... and it's only noon.
We'll stay here overnight... our last full day on the Trace... we're probably less than a hundred miles from
Check out that split-rail fence that runs along the campground road!
This American Robin probably isn't very exciting to many of my readers, but I'll admit I was very happy to see one. I've always said that I don't bird by ear... well, as we're wandering around our campsite here I heard a titmouse, nuthatch, wood peewee, red-bellied woodpecker, bluejay and robins. I think that I'm so familiar with birds I grew up with that I don't even realize I recognize their songs.
Here's our campsite for the night...
Not exactly packed in like sardines, are we?
We'll leave in the morning... head up and around
Nashville... up to Bowling Green,
up to Louisville.....
Cincinnati.... across Rt 32 and to our old farm. It will take us a couple (or more) days to
get there, but we'll be following Spring north all the way.
Reminds me of the book by Edwin Way Teale ... "North With the Spring". His "seasons" books were some of the first "nature" books I'd ever read... I still carry them around with me in our motorhome..... he was my first inspiration... and well worth reading even today.
That's All For today!