Jeff Busby Campground on the Natchez Trace, free
Christmas night was spectacular. When I joined Jake outside by the campfire it was snowing steadily and Jake had the fire roaring. He was not able to get the generator to work (we have figured out that it is an outside temperature-related issue) so he focused on the fire and staying warm. I am so glad he did. It was magical to stand in the falling snow, turning from back to front by the fire to keep both sides warm. It was a wonderful Christmas.
We decided to call it a day early in the afternoon and stayed at Tishomingo State Park for the cost of $18. It was a relief to get off the road and Jake could finally stretch his fingers. When we got out of the truck to pay for the camping spot, we discovered that a thick coating of ice had built up on various parts of the truck, proof that it was pretty darn cold! We were the only ones in the campground…go figure. We camped near the bathroom and hooked up to the electric and were delighted to find out that we got TV reception. We kept the curtains open and switched from watching it snow to watching 80’s movies, Steel Magnolias and The Big Chill, while munching on taco salads. It is so delightful to have nowhere to go and all day to get there especially when the weather is dicey.
Today dawned clear and a little bit warmer. After long, hot showers we packed up and headed down the Natchez Trace once again. Our first stop was in Tupelo so that we could gas up and get propane. We had totally forgotten that Tupelo is the birthplace of Elvis so of course we had to go see his house as it was right on the way to U-Haul. (We have learned to buy propane at U-Haul because they charge by the gallon. Other places have a flat fee that is too expensive for us since we have only a 4-gallon tank). After filling up, Jake and I talked about getting a bite to eat and that was when we saw a little drive-in named Johnnies that was pretty much across the street from the U-Haul.
|Scrabble that night...no "s" in sight!|