Yesterday we had difficulty finding the Piney Grove campground coming from the north. There were no signs and we took some wrong turns before finally arriving. This morning it became obvious that we left the Trace too soon because the main entrance is from the south. Continue reading We Attempt to Stealth Camp in Arkansas 10.08.2015
After a relatively quiet night we went to the Meriwether Lewis National Monument. It is located at Grinder’s Stand where Lewis apparently shot himself on his way to Washington DC. Behind the Visitor Center we walked a section of the original trail. Continue reading Through Alabama into Mississippi 10.07.2015
After a pretty sunrise and hearty breakfast we headed back towards Knoxville and then west on I40. We ate our lunch at the Tennessee Welcome Center on I40 and decided we were tired of freeways and trucks.
At Nashville we exited onto the Natchez Trace. Now a national parkway, it follows the trail used by riverboat men to walk back north after drifting south on the Cumberland, Tennessee and Mississippi rivers. With no trucks or towns the narrow two lane road is popular with bicyclists. The Tennessee Welcome Center has a good brochure about the Trace and interesting local side trips. Continue reading Natchez Trace & Meriwether Lewis 10.06.2015
After a sleepless night due to acorns pelting our camper roof, we got off to a slow start. The large burner on our Dometic stove wouldn’t stay lit and it slowed us down even further. Although we tested several theories we didn’t find the cause.
The wind and rain from Hurricane Joaquin did some damage here. We got to admire fields of ripe pumpkins when crossing the Blue Ridge while sitting in one way traffic due to washouts on the road. When we finally got to I77, downed power lines had stopped traffic there as well. There was heavy truck traffic on I81 but no apparent storm damage. Continue reading We Try an RV Park 10.05.2015