Traveling the Trace

Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Well, we took off from the campground early on Monday and continued our trek south. We managed a small detour off the Trace to Red Bay, Alabama where the Tiffin Motorhome Factory is. We enjoy factory tours in general, and figure it’s always good to see how the “other” folks make these apartments on wheels. It was a fun tour, but we were happy to climb back into Lizzie and know we were home. The more we see other folks’ coaches and window shop the new units, the more we realize how happy we are with what we have.
Oh, back to the trip….
So after the factory tour, we headed to Tupelo, MS where the official Visitors Center is for the Trace. (It’s also Elvis’s Birthplace, but we didn’t make it there!). We parked at Walmart and left Lizzie there today to go see the parts of the Trace we had missed by doing the factory tour. And then we did a couple of additional Civil War sites – Corinth and Brice’s Crossroads. Corinth has a new interactive center that was excellent. I personally have done about enough Civil War Battlefields, but since we’re in that neck of the woods I know we’ll hit a couple more before our Mississippi days are over! In fact, tomorrow’s schedule includes Vicksburg. We’re staying overnight again in Tupelo, and will head south again tomorrow. Our final destination is Harvest Ministries, in Carson, MS – which is about in the middle of nowhere – but we don’t have to be there until Friday or Saturday. It’s been nice to be able to take our time and enjoy this week between projects.

Early the next morning – there’s frost on the pumpkins! (or at least on the orange truck!). Good thing this baby has heat!

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