Tag Archive for 'trace trip'

End of the Trace

After 1397 miles, and 5 days we are home from our motorcycle trip down to Jackson, MS and up the Natchez Trace then back across southern TN and northern GA. It was a fun trip but I’m glad to be home.

Jackson to Tupelo

Today we rode the Natchez Trace from Jackson to Tupelo.

Here you see Jan and Radar along the original trace where over the years Indians, slaves, settlers and soldiers all walked through here.  It’s kind of awe inspiring to think of the history along this trail.

I think Radar was mostly interested in the 1927 Model T which was parked along the side of the Trace.

I think one of the neatest places was the cypress swamp.

Water Tupelo and Baldcypress Trees live in the deep water of the swamp. (alligators live in this swamp, however I wasn’t lucky enough to see one)

The Bynum mounds are burial mounds that were believed to have been made 1800-2100 years ago.

We’re going to Jackson…

Well actually we are already in Jackson, but that song has been stuck in Jan’s head for days, so I figured I would help her along and remind her of it just in case she managed to clear it earlier today.

If you look real hard, you can see Radar in the mirror (today was our day to lead). Tomorrow we will start our cruise up Natchez Trace.

Chilly Start

At 7am this morning we set out on the trike to meet up with our buddy Radar so we could take a quick little trip (about a week) to ride the Natchez Trace. Today we drove about 360 miles of back road highways and have arrived in Phenix, Alabama. We have about 340 miles to ride on to Jackson, MS where we will catch the trace and follow it on up to Nashville, TN. Todays ride was nice, albeit chilly and a little damp.  We hit about a half dozen isolated showers on the journey, and as you can see the rain definitely cooled things down as steam rises from the road.