Saturday, July 06, 2013

On The Way Home: Day #2

Many miles today.  516.  Although we started early (for us), we did not arrive at our night's destination until 7pm.  Our way took us from Kentucky to Alabama  (see photo below), through Tennessee,

 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. 
 #47:  Alabama

#48:  Mississippi.

Tomorrow we will drive through Louisiana and I will add it as #49! (The only state remaining is Alaska.)


nikkipolani said...

Wow, I'm impressed with your States count! Do wave to Sis for me as you tootle through Louisiana (she lives about 30 miles north of Shreveport).

ellen b. said...

That really is a great accomplishment to have been to 49 of our 50 states! Enjoy the journey home...

snoopydogknits said...

WoW! That sounds like quite an achievement! Looks as though you've had a great time. Ros