Cypress Swamp : Natchez Trace Parkway MP 122

We finally figured out we weren't going to melt! After driving 50 miles from our campsite in the pouring rain, and passing a few stops along the trace we had wanted to see, we decided to throw on our Frogtoggs and make like a duck. Our first stop was at a Tupelo and Bald Cypress... Continue Reading →

Travel Markers

I've discovered a new way to incorporate my love for beads with my love for travel. I'm making beaded rocks to use as travel markers. A significant spot in each state will have it's own beaded rock. Will I leave them behind? Maybe. Can you guess where these are going?

Bullen Creek : Natchez Trace Parkway MP 18.4

Our next stop on the NTP reminded me of the History Channel series Life After People! America looked much different before European settlers molded and reshaped the land with their hands, plows, and chainsaws. Once dense mature forests were turned into flat barren farmland. Loess soil, protected by heavy vegetation quickly eroded when exposed to... Continue Reading →

The Natchez Trace Parkway

After filling our bellies in the city of Natchez we drove approximately 2.5 miles east on Liberty Rd. until we reached the southern terminus of the Natchez Trace Parkway. The parkway is a 444 mile, windy, two lane, scenic drive that follows the path of the historic travel corridor called the "Old Natchez Trace" through... Continue Reading →

Tamales & Natchez Mississippi

First let me start by saying that we were in no way compensated for the information we are about to share. The views and opinions are expressly our own! Last week I mentioned that we were headed to the southern terminus of the Natchez Trace Parkway. Fittingly enough, the 444 mile scenic drive starts (or... Continue Reading →

The Next Adventure

For our next adventure we will drive 2653 miles over the course of eight days through the states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. Among the many things we'll explore are springs, waterfalls, old inns, Indian mounds and sunken roadways. We'll taste some local BBQ and eat the best darn tamales on the planet. We'll... Continue Reading →

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