That last post about Vicksburg was pretty grim, so this time we open with another sign we observed: Marvelous Kutz Hairdresser. (groans)
As of January 13, 2020, we had driven the camper van over 5,000 miles and also had a small divit in the windshield, so we got it serviced and repaired near Jackson, Mississippi. From there we continued up the Natchez Trace to Tupelo. We saw many more small deer along the road (alive). There was a nature walk through a tupelo-cypress swamp.
The town of Tupelo was originally called Gum Pond. We arrived after dark in a driving rainstorm with lightning. Luckily, Doug is getting very accomplished at setting up power and water very quickly. The next morning we visited the Tupelo Buffalo Park – we could drive through the pastures to view the animals, including ostrich, zebra, camel, Clydesdales, yak, bison, anakole-watusi cattle, and long horn cattle.
We drove into Alabama in the rain and left Natchez Trace Parkway at Mile 321. Our campground for the night was in Tuscumbia, part of The Shoals Area. The next morning we drove through Tuscumbia and other towns in the area. The most famous person born in Tuscumbia at Ivy Green, so far as we can tell is Helen Keller. There is a lovely statue in the yard.