Friday, May 28, 2010

Meriwether Lewis


I didn’t put two and two together until we went here to Meriwether Lewis’s Memorial Monument here on the Natchez Trace Parkway.  Lewis & Clark is what I always heard of.  Well, this is he “Lewis”.  There not sure if he committed suicide or was murdered. Let’s see – he wrote his will only days before, gave away his belongs to his brothers just before this trip, two prior unsuccessful attempts of suicide, and the last thing he was en route to DC to talk to the government big wigs.  Going to DC to talk to govt officials is in itself enough to do yourself in.  DSC_0004

Girls will be girls.  They wanted to see what was on the other side of the monument.DSC_0002

He was only 35 years young.DSC_0012



This tells the story of the Natchez Tail.  Click on the picture if you can’t read it.DSC_0010 

Here’s an “Old Trace”.DSC_0007

Nice oak trees are abound… DSC_0014

There is camping here and it’s free. No hook ups but water is available.  I would drive our 40 footer here. Only a few “campers”.  That trike is a Harley and about $30K.  The blue thing in front is a tent camper converted to hard sides and on a trailer. The car is a El Camino over loaded would be an under statement. DSC_0015

Here’s his neighbor.  They both looked friendly even though they had axes in their hands.DSC_0016

We had lunch here in Hohenwald, TN.  It’s near Buffalo River which is known for it’s casual kayaking and canoeing.DSC_0018

It poured down rain towards the evening.  The rainy season here is Sunday thru Saturday during the summer.  Our TTN park here cancelled the winnie roast.  Guess I will have to do my own winnie inside in the microwave – ouch!..

Pig roast tomorrow here in the park. Can you say wet pig………..

See  Ya………….

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