Monday, October 12, 2009
The 4-hour drive home from Nashville is just a little bit special when you take the Natchez Trace...nothing but 2 lanes and trees for hundreds and hundreds of miles. No traffic lights, no billboards, no houses, no stores...just the tranquility of nature. Some people don't like driving on the Trace due to the 50 MPH speed limit, but if you just set the cruise control and turn up the tunes, you've got the most stress-free driving you'll find anywhere.
Another nice thing about the Trace is the variety of low key roadside stops, from historical markers to short nature trails and waterfalls. They're all pretty well developed, with "trails" looking more like really steep sidewalks with rails.
On this trip we decided to stop for Jackson Falls, in the hills of south-central Tennessee.
Yeah, it's no Yosemite, but we don't even have waterfalls in Mississippi, so we'll take it!
Another road-side stop, this one in northeast Mississippi. We really only stopped here to use the bathroom.
At least he's not writing a ticket!
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