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Travel Blogs from Pauls Valley
Wow! What a week!
After leaving Watkins Glen and visiting the group in Pennsylvania I started putting miles behind me. It was to be only two days before I went to another meeting, but already I was into the Southern States... North Carolina to be precise.
But that's not the whole story. I had come down through Delaware, DC, Maryland and was into Virginia on Monday night. I pulled up to rest and pressed on ...
... and with that consideration the National Park Service changed the name of the area to Chickasaw N.R.A., to recognize the traditional use and conservation of the Chickasaw Nation.
The visitor pamphlet given out to tourists by the National Park Service says, "The lakes, springs, cool streams, and surrounding shady forest continue to entice visitors....". Sadly, this summer of 2014 has been plagued by severe drought conditions throughout ...
... got more and more frequent. Eventually it started to rain a little but nothing too bad. Then all of a sudden the heavens opened up and it was like we were in a shower but the water was EVERYWHERE. WE had to drive about 20 mph so that we didn't skid and also because we simply couldn't see very far. After about 100 miles of slow driving and horrible rain it started to slow down a little bit. Sam continued to power through this drive ...
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.