On January 10, 2020, Judy and Doug started our travel up Natchez Trace Parkway, a 444 mile-long road that generally follows a centuries old natural travel corridor. The Natchez Trace was a significant highway of the old southwestern states. It runs through the traditional homelands of the Natchez, Chickasaw, and Choctaw nations. Many travelers used the Trace to head westward or to return north after floating crops and livestock down the Mississippi River. The goods and the wooden flatboats were sold at Natchez or New Orleans and the folks walked or rode horseback back to home, many miles over many months, we speculated. Over time some lodging and food was provided at very rustic “inns” along the trail.