The AC is running full blast in the Airstream. The Endless Breeze Fantastic Fan is full blast. And the inside of the Airstream is starting to cool down. I can’t remember who came up with the idea of following our route from last November through the South…..couldn’t have been me…. I’d never come up with an idea to be in the South during August…nah!
This morning we took a long trek along the Natchez Trace Parkway again. And like last year’s travel down the parkway it was wonderful. Smooth pavement most of the way, nobody riding your bumper, no tandem tractor trailers….. It was a pleasure driving the Parkway. Quite honestly I think if all commutes were like the Parkway people would be happier! I remember the stressful drives into Massachusetts every day when I worked in wireless. You felt like your fellow drivers were actually trying to kill you. Now if you gave them the Natchez Trace to follow along I think they wouldn’t mind a slower commute, it’s too pretty!
If you want lots of information about the Natchez Trace Parkway then I suggest you check out my good friend Bert Gildart’s book. It’s one of his many travel guides, and he spent quite a lot of time working on it. Janie and Bert travel every year, and there always seems to be this book or that book coming out of their travels (Google him and see for yourself). Glad to say though, they haven’t done one on the National Monuments of the Southwest.
Rather than pushing on to the Mississippi River in a mad dash west we decided to enjoy the drive today, stopping often to take in the scenery (and to find out just how hot it was outside). So we didn’t make it to Warfield Point where we stayed last year. We’re about an hour and a half from there for tonight’s stop. And that’s okay. We’ll just see what we do tomorrow.
There have been heat advisories going on for the past few days. You really don’t want to be outside long, unless you’re swimming in a lake or something. Intellicast had warnings yesterday and today. And the water on the lake we’re at? Yeah, hot bathwater, I’ve already checked.
Tonight’s camping location is Whites Creek Lake County Campground. It’s a super small park with only 10 spots. I honestly don’t think there’s a level spot here, but there is power and water so I’m all set! Granted tomorrow I’ll probably be leaning to my left as I’m compensating for the major tilt in the Airstream right now!
The campsite was found on The Ultimate Campground Project’s App. Just so you know, it’s also on Allstays. I’ll say this, if it wasn’t for my iPhone I’d be missing a lot of cool parks that aren’t loaded in the Garmin. Glad for both apps, and they get a ton of use!
A unique feature at this little county park? The police patrol it regularly. They’re also the folks that actually collect you night camping fee! Meeting officer Lawrence today was pretty cool, and it left me feeling pretty safe about this park. It’s the first time I’ve ever gotten a camping receipt from local law enforcement!
Happy to say, tonight we have 4G LTE once again. The park in Tennessee was pretty, but only 1x data. 😛
- Date: 8/24/14
- Camped at: Whites Creek Lake County Campground
- Fee: $15 per night
- Month total Camping: $759
- Average Nightly Cost: $31.63
- Mileage: 239