and into Mississippi.
We followed the Natchez Trace Parkway from Fly, Tennessee to Tupelo, Mississippi. It's beautiful and chock full of history. The entire parkway runs for 444 miles, but we drove only 160 miles. Someday we'll return and spend more than a part of a day exploring.
Of interest to me was the burial place of Meriwether Lewis, explorer of Oregon Territory as leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804-1806 since I am an Oregon native and grew up knowing the stories of the expedition such as his fortuitous meeting with Sacajawea and visiting the places mentioned in his travels like Fort Clatsop in Astoria and the Columbia River.
Today, I added two more states to the total number of US states I have been to.
Tomorrow we will drive through Louisiana and I will add it as #49! (The only state remaining is Alaska.)