Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Today we broke a week long record – we had no rain! Today was another gorgeous, warm sunny day – sure hope the weather continues like this for the next few days.

We had a great trip from Tupelo to Nashville along the Trace with very little traffic and lots of flowers along the side of the road. For years when coming through Tennessee and Kentucky at this time of the year there are thousands of little red flowers along the roadside and we never knew until today what they were – turns out they are crimson clover and they are so pretty. We stopped at a lot of turnouts along the Trace today so it was a leisurely drive but we did get to Nashville around 1:30 in time to miss rush hour traffic.

Crimson Clover

Fields of Flowers

Along the Trace

This sailboat had just come under the bridge over the Tennessee River and had to lower its mast to get under the bridge.

Then we watched this tug with the barges, it was six barges long and we had no idea how many wide it was but it was quite amazing to watch it go by.

Tennessee was in full bloom and all the trees have their spring leaves but Kentucky is just coming into bloom, still it is real pretty.

Dogwoods In Bloom

Alabama/Tennessee State Line

Life On The Trace and Old Trace

Merriweather Lewis of Lewis and Clark fame died along the Trace and is buried there so we stopped to see his monument.

Downtown Nashville

We are at Singing Hills RV Park at Cave City, KY and will be here until Sunday. This is a Passport America Park and doesn’t have an “it” factor but at $14/night with full hook-ups and wi-fi we aren’t going to complain. There is a nice Phaeton Motorhome beside us and the fellow was talking to John for a bit and gave him a new set of leveling blocks and refused any money for them, now wasn’t that great of him. He is part of a Ministry, not sure what that is all about, so John will make a donation to the Ministry in appreciation.

There is no cable TV here so guess we will be on the computer and reading in our spare time.

Tomorrow we plan on touring the area a bit so we are hoping for a nice day and good weather.

And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to another great day tomorrow.

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