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Travel Blogs from Pauls Valley
Having reached the Deep South, it was time to head West with several states to cross.
My trip first took me across the Florida Panhandle towards Alabama, where I found a couple of Kingdom Halls on backroads in quick succession. The first was in Monroeville:
They're in the process of putting a more substantial sign at the front of this hall, which stands in a very rural area.
Finding the Lincoln Bridge within the Chickasaw National Recreation area has been a captivating thought since first observing this U.S. Mint quarter from 2011. The U.S. Mint has chosen famous landmarks within the National Parks and Recreation Areas from all the States to show off to us our heritage. Some are mountains, some are parks, and some are individual "things", such as this Lincoln's Bridge. For me, it was a primary "goal" ...
... another 2 hours before the Park Ranger woke us up to check on us and let us know it stopped raining. We went back to our area and saw that our tent was still intact and standing where we left it. We stood by the water for a while after we packed everything up and just took in the scenery. After about 15 minutes we decided to get going and grab breakfast before going to a place that I once swore never to willingly step foot in, ...
We took a side trip to turner falls becauseit was so hot. 94° today.
The falls were great and a nice picnic area
Some of the people took their picnic very seriously. 4 burner bbq with a hand trolley to carry everything.
Due to this side trip we Missed the Chickasaw Cultural Centre.
On the plus side we didsee a few armadillos . They were all sleeping on the side of theroad in varying stages of ...
... country. Cowboy hats and spurs seem to be de-rigeur when driving your pickup truck. Yee-haw.
Dinner tonight was at a Chinese all you can eat buffet next to the hotel. $10 inc tax and tip for all you can eat. The food was excellent too. Just my kind of place.
Another 350+ miles are on the cards tomorrow.