TOUR AMERICA 2019: MISSISSIPPI, THE MAGNOLIA STATE

Home Is Where We Park It: Davis Lake Recreation Area, Davis Lake, Campground 

June 8, 2019

Temperature: 85 Degrees

Cloudy, Occasional Showers, Winds Calm

Travel Day

Sitting here writing this I’m looking through the Solarium window at the lake stretching out in front of me.  It is so beautiful and so tranquil.  But I’m getting ahead of myself.

Today was a day to continue moving north.  North toward apparently a lot of rain.  But we hope not.  Time will tell.  Most of our packing, as usual,  had been done the night before.  Usually by morning all that is left to do is to disconnect from the mother ship, bring in the slides, bring up the jacks and roll.  It was no different this morning.  We wanted to be on the road no later than 10 am and we beat our goal by 10 minutes.

We’re going up the Natchez Trace today no matter what.  Thankfully, though it was cloudy there was no rain when we left.  This was our jumping off point, the Park Service Information Cabin at mile post 102.4.

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The first thought I had when I swung out unto the Trace was this is a narrow road.  My next thought was this is a really nice road.  Then this is a really nice ride, so many different views along the way, forests, meadow, lake and so much more.  Of course the fact that there were no trucks and few if any cars was another plus.  Then we came to our first overpass, OK, I know the clearance  for all are fourteen feet or better and we are only thirteen feet yet, approaching the first one I actually found myself sliding down a bit in my seat!

As I drove along I kept thinking about those who traversed this countryside a long, long time ago by foot or horseback.  They were burdened down with supplies they had purchased, ever on the watch for all kinds of wild animals as well as robbers.  It had to be down right tough and dangerous.  I just can’t see myself doing this trip any other way than in an RV.  Thank goodness I was not of that time nor of that class.  I would not have lasted long.

Our destination was mile marker 243 where we would turn off for our new home.  The first tip off that we were getting close was the sign telling us that we were entering

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A few miles further up the Trace and we came to our turn off.  A left, then a quick right, four miles down the road and we were there.

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Davis Lake Recreation Area is home to beautiful Davis Lake.  The campground is situated in a hilly, mixed hardwood and pine forest that stretches along the eastern shore of the lake.  Here is our new home for the next three days.

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We have a paved site, perfectly level, 50 amp electric and water, with great site separation.  Nice, but not necessary since there is no one here.  I keep reading over and over about over-crowding in RV Parks everywhere.  Really?  Here we are on a weekend in another beautiful park and again not a soul in sight.  It’s been this way since St. Augustine.  Maybe we’re just in the wrong part of the country.

Here is our backyard.  One just can’t ask for a view more beautiful than this.  It’s the same looking out the front solarium window.  Breathtaking and beautiful.

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We’re settled in for the next three days.  This was supposed to be our let’s catch our breath and do nothing for three days.  That just may change, though,  since we’ve discovered we’re so close to the main Parkway Information center and other historical attractions in Tupelo.

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That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  A wonderful, relaxing ride on a beautiful Parkway.  We did stop at a few of the historical markers along the way but missed many more because we didn’t fit.  Once again we did the day our way traveling along, hand in hand, singing our song.

Thanks for joining us on our continuing adventure.  Always appreciate your company.  Catch your tomorrow.

These are the voyages of  Graybeard and it’s occupants, four paws and two humans.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have not been before

See you on down the road

One thought on “TOUR AMERICA 2019: MISSISSIPPI, THE MAGNOLIA STATE

  1. Your site looks so serene. You said maybe you’re in the wrong area, I think you might be in the RIGHT area. Sounds like the ride was a nice one also. I think I heard Tupelo was having an Elvis event this weekend, so get out those sequined jump suits and go celebrate.

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