Monday, November 10, 2014

Natchez Trace North

Every fall, my lil' ole sister and I take a pilgrimage north on the Natchez Trace Parkway.  We go to see the fall foliage, to spend some time together, and have some giggling time.  Y'all know what I'm talking about.

The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444 mile two-lane road from Natchez, Mississippi, to Nashville, Tennessee.  Maintained by the National Park Service, the road follows the trail made by men and horses many years before Henry Ford was a gleam in his mother's eye. Luckily for us, 33 miles of it runs through Northwest Alabama, and we travel it a lot.

Last Friday, Hub and I met my Sis and brother-in-law in Collinwood, Tennessee, and got on the Trace there, near mile marker 355.  We drove to the northern end, to mile marker 444. The speed limit on the Trace is 50 mph, so you have to slow down a little and look around.  There is much to be seen in those 89 miles.

I will be sharing our adventures here in the next few days. It was way too much fun to write about it all in one day.  Stay tuned!