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20 January 2008 @ 05:47 am
north Tennessee headed for Louisiana  
I'll keep this short because I want to get back on the road as soon as there is daylight.

It's just before 6 AM Sunday morning and it's only 11 degrees here at a motel in Lafayette, Tennessee just northeast of Nashville.

(I will not camp in the tent if it is expected to get below 25 degrees.)

James got a little car sick for the first 100 miles yesterday morning but after that she was just fine. Now she is doing great and is in a very good mood this morning. Once we get on the Natchez Trace Parkway at Nashville for the last 440 miles, she will really start enjoying the trip because all the discomfort of being in the car on "normal" roads will end and we'll be doing a steady 48 miles per hour with no braking or sharp curves for hour after hour. When the parkway ends at Natchez on the Mississippi River, we will be spending the rest of this vacation there and across the bridge in Louisiana. The 40 mile stretch along the Mississippi River on the Louisiana side from Natchez south will be the focus of our camping, boating and exploring. It is a vast un-populated area of wildlife refuges that seems more like Montana than Louisiana with long vistas and a variety of landscapes. There are several primitive campgrounds there but Natchez is still nearby if we would have trouble camping.

I want to be back to Ohio sometime from January 30th to February 3rd.

I'll play it by ear.