The Natchez Trace – Our slow trek to a warm winter place

We left Land Between the Lakes and headed to the Natchez Trace.  All backroads today, no highways, 120 miles…..just the kind of short day we like.


This is just after getting on the Trace.

10414509_10204237543351270_7557190952715704946_n  The Natchez Trace goes 440 miles from Nashville to Natchez, Ms.  No commercial vehicles are allowed on the trace so NO semi’s and the speed limit is only50 mph so you just enjoy the view.  The area is rich in history and there are lots of neat stops along the way. No billboards, no gas stations, no carryouts,  so pack a lunch, lots of  pull offs and great views.  Here are a few…

10629824_10204271180952189_122380680889876719_n10678713_10204271181712208_1838168741795301788_n10641212_10204271185952314_1164601079394185442_n10402688_10204254832063477_2008525645862745697_nThis last one was looking down from a bridge on the Trace.


1234695_10204251329055904_6803612372858249667_nA pic of the Jackson’s at Jackson Fall’s ( thanks Krya)

and a view of the falls


We boondocked (camping with no hookups)  for 4 nites at the Meriweather Lewis campground where our friend Kyra was camping also.  We also got to meet up with Malia Lane who is traveling the Trace (in her motorhome) writing about the Trace for Motorhome Magazine.  We really enjoy meeting up with other full timers and had a wonderful visit around the campfire. Hopefully we meet up with Malia farther down the Trace later this week.


After 4 nites it was time to move on and we headed on down the trace, passing through Alabama


Another short day, 130 miles to Tupelo, MS.  We are at Trace State Park (full hook ups) since we are gonna have a few chilly nights and the cold isn’t good for either one of us. So we are cozy and warm here for the next week, temps will be back in the 70’s Monday, then we’ll head out Friday.  yep, drive 130 miles, stay a week….that’s how we roll.  below is the new camp, i’ll get a better pic later as this was late in the day when we got here….


Thank you all again for the wonderful heartfelt prayers for Dan.  We are blessed to be able to head south and get him away for the winter.  Between his heart, COPD, and the paralysis in his right hand, cold weather is the worst for him. Thanks for following along and indulging me on making this journal/blog.  Kris



8 thoughts on “The Natchez Trace – Our slow trek to a warm winter place

  1. Great to see you on the road. 120 miles is my speed as well and since I have wanted to do the Trace for 5 years, I’m taking notes on where you stay. Thanks. Terrific picture of the two of you. Safe travels!

    • Great Sherry, Loved Meriweather Lewis cg, also Trace state park in Tupelo, and finally Natchez state park in MS. Stay away from the city of Jackson (high crime) but the area we stayed was Brandon and it was fine although the campground (Timberlake) was just ok, it worked. Natchez state park is very rustic and limited cell and internet signal but we are only here 3 nights. Hate saying goodbye to the trace but we will do it again. maybe next time in the spring to see the dogwoods but soooo glad we did it during the peak of fall colors this year.

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