Friday, September 22, 2017 : From Natchez to Tupelo


We sort of started late, this morning. We leave Natchez after taking enough time for a full breakfast. For the first time since we started, we refill the car.

 

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Inn along Natchez Trace Parkway

 

We spend the day on Natchez Trace Parkway, a road, or should I say a path, that used to link Natchez to Nashville. It was used by Natives, settlers, soldiers and, most of all, merchants, who would walk back home in the backcountry after selling all their wares in Natchez on the Mississippi River. Of course, they would need to eat and sleep on their way, hence the many inns along the trail.

 

We also stop in a ghost village, whose only remains are two rusty safes and the Methodist church.

 

We make several more stops, including one near a nice reservoir.

 

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The house where Elvis was born, Tupelo, MS

 

The afternoon is nearing its end as we reach Tupelo. Of course, it's too late to visit the museum dedicated to the one, only and true King, Elvis Presley. We content ourselves with the house where he was born and the park that has been built around. We also can see the small chapel where he would go on Sundays with his mom.

 

There are many statues of the King at all times of his life in the park. At the end of the day, it's not that big a deal we had to miss the museum. We will catch up tomorrow at Graceland.