Clarion Inn & Summit Center
Travel Blogs from Tupelo
Today we were told we were going to ride 70 miles. We have very specific maps and "turn sheets" so it seems we can rely on these things,but nooooo..... We rode and extra 12 miles which is very difficult on a bike at 86 degree weather. We had problems with the Hotel we booked. Somehow we were all confused because there are 3 buildings. the building …
... a police car was coming up fast behind us with his lights on. We quickly moved over to the right lane thinking for sure he was pulling us over. He quickly zoomed past us and was gone in a flash. Our hearts were back where they belong in a minute. Thankfully. We do exceed the speed limit a "tad" in various places when David feels it's safe. When we got down to the onramp for Highway 78 we spotted this same police car out in front with ...
... on occasionally but nothing that needed the rain gear except for the first hour of riding
route was 231 north from Ozark to Montgomery, then 80 West to Selma, 22 North to Mapleville, 82 West to Tuscaloosa and on to Columbia Mississippi and Mathiston where I picked up the Natchez Trace north to Tupelo.
Sunday AM ...
... what's going on so you can look at them and feel like you're there.
Somewhere along the way they spotted lots of Osprey nests and this picture is a good one of the bird coming down to the nest.
The last lock of the day was the big dam Whitten lock which raised Perla 84 ...
... able to take a better look they found a wire disconnected and the engine is running fine again.
I think the guys covered about 52 miles today so they are making good time now. The weather forecast if for more rain ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet