Hampton Inn Tupelo
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When we heard about the tornado in Tupelo a few weeks ago, I had called the hotel to see if they were open, and they said they were. But just barely! We were astonished as we arrived there - the tornado destruction was only a few blocks away. Terrible destruction.
... cool hearing other SEC schools rooting for us. I’m not so sure that would have happened in the Big 12.
After eating they gave us a tour of the town square, took fun pictures, and topped it off with frozen yogurt. Thanks so much Midge and Keith for showing us around!
... Trace Parkway follows the "Old Trace" which was a game trail and route used for centuries by Native Americans and after by Europeans who came to explore and trade in the area. It has a lot of history and significance, particularly to the four Native American groups who lived in the vicinity, and who were eventually moved to Oklahoma; the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee and Creek. We managed to pick up a National Park Service map of the Trace, and could see hundreds ...
The time came for us to leave New Orleans and so we packed up, loaded the car and headed north out of the city.
But first, we needed to drive through the Ninth Ward. It felt wrong to be seeking out evidence of the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina, 8 1/2 years ago, but it was now a part of the historical fabric of New Orleans. Maybe we wanted a reassurance that this won't happen again; that the people of New Orleans ...
... us and we communicated about the barge situation. Our neighbor decided he would wait it out at the marina where we stayed last night so he could turn off his engines and give his dog a potty break. We, on the other hand, were determined to wait out the barge. Our inner thermostats were urging us to head south.
About thirty minutes later, our new acquaintance radioed us and inquired about the barge situation. We ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking