Sunday, September 25, 2011

Outta here!

I got back home Friday night. Backed up traffic in Columbus cost me some time.
2,550 miles
Not bad for a lazy, bum-around vacation.
I got to talk with some interesting people in the courtyard of the hotel. I got to eat and shop my way through n'awlins. I got to ride the Natchez Trace in its entirety. I got to catch up with John and Rae (yum, Irish coffee).
Now time to think about the next trip.
There are some things I will leave home and some things I will make sure to bring (microwave popcorn)
All in all a very good trip.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Well, of the Trace anyway
This was a very pleasant ride. No gas stations. No fast food. No billboards. Just a ride through history.
Dinner at a Mexican restaurant in Nashville and then find a place to hole up for the night.

The Natchez Trace

Yesterday I started the trace. I do enjoy this ride!
I saw turkey, turkey vultures, 2 fox (? smallish fuzzy and fast), a box turtle, a snake (not sure which kind, 4 ft with diamond pattern) and many deer. Until evening and then it was deer-dodgem! Seriously! After the third time I had to hit the brakes to miss deer crossing the road I decided to find a place to stay.
Today I am back on the trace, about mile 180 of 445. I walked a section of the old trace. Kinda cool putting my feet on the same trail that was such a part of the history and development of the region.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tired Feet

Yesterday I walked all over the French Quarter eating and shopping. A little more today and then it's back on the bike into Mississippi.
The Natchez Trace calls

Monday, September 19, 2011