Natchez Trace Parkway

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner with Jag & Bev last night in their motorhome.  Bev did up a great curried beef, with brown rice & spinach, carrots, green salad & chocolate brownies with chocolate sauce for dessert.  It was awesome!  After a very long day winding things up at Red Bay, we turned in early, anxious to hit the road this morning.

We hit the road just after 8 AM this morning following Natchez Trace Parkway all the way to Jackson, MS.  We were in and out of clouds all the way to Jackson but did have a fair amount of sunshine along the way too.  We stopped for lunch on the Trace and also stopped at a Cypress Tree swamp about 20 miles north  of Jackson for a walk around the swamp and a few photos.  NTP is a two lane road with a maximum speed limit of 50 MPH.  It is closed to commercial vehicles, so no large trucks, just cars, motorhomes, motorcycles and bicycles.  We encountered quite a few cyclists enjoying their group rides.  I-20 from Jackson to West Monroe was a pretty good road, just a little construction west of Jackson where we were diverted to the opposite of the median for a few miles.  Other than that it was clear sailing to the Cracker Barrel at Exit 114 where we had supper and will spend the night.
Our Pressure Pro alarm beeped the whole way to West Monroe today indicating the right front tire on our Saturn was under inflated.  Once we arrived at Cracker Barrel I had time to disconnect the Saturn and inflate  the tire with our on board compressor.  Didn’t see anything wrong with the tire but will check it again before we leave in the morning.   We averaged 8.4 mpg today.  Ever since Spartan updated  the ECM software  during our last service we are consistently getting better fuel economy. Bonus!  Today’s photos were taken with my iPhone.  Time for a little TV and then some shut eye.


  1. Dennis and Donna November 15, 2010 at 10:49 pm #

    We took the Natchez Trace to Natchez 2 years ago..It is beautiful, not to mention loaded with history!!

  2. Chuck and Anneke's RV travels November 15, 2010 at 3:02 am #

    That is a great drive.

  3. Sue and Doug November 14, 2010 at 3:13 am #

    safe travels tomorrow!!

  4. Happytrails November 14, 2010 at 2:47 am #

    That is a beautiful parkway. Hope the trees are still pretty!!

  5. Mark and Chris November 14, 2010 at 1:16 am #

    Ain't that the truth! :)

  6. JB November 14, 2010 at 1:12 am #

    Bet it feels good to get Red Bay in the rearview mirror.

    Travel safe