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April 16 to 22, 2015




Where are we now?



Monday April 16, 2018


It was on the cool side last night!


We are back in Tupelo today, we forgot some items yesterday!


Once back home, we did not stay out as the wind made it cold.
We are very happy we got electricity at our site, our electric heaters worked all day to keep it toasty inside.



Tuesday April 17, 2018


We are back on the Natchez Trace this morning, we are on our way to the next free campground, Meriwether Lewis.
But first, we need some gasoline for the MH.  The pump only allow $50 at the time and I have to restart the process 3 times.


Is this a good start?  We are not even on the Trace yet!


We access the Trace in Tupelo


Towards Nashville.  Notice the trees, they are full of leaves.


Gabriel's lizard keeping an eye on the road.


Still on the Trace, but in Alabama this time, but not for long.


This is the longest bridge on the Natchez Trace, the John Coffee Memorial Bridge. We are crossing the Tennessee River.



What a beautiful drive, but it is more "hilly" here.


We saw a few turkeys and a coyote, later we saw deers, but no photos.
 

Next state is Tennessee.  We are getting closer to our destination.


Notice the leaves on the trees?  Not as many as this morning.  We are almost 400 miles further north since we left the city of Natchez.  We are now at an altitude between 600 and 1,000 feet.
 

The trees are blooming.


After more than three hours of driving, we arrive at the Meriwether Lewis campground.


We found a good spot, not as level as would have loved, but it works.
  

Our street.
 

A branch is rubbing on the MH!


I take action!


All is good now.  We are very lucky, our satellite dish found the right satellite through the branches.  We now have our French Canadian TV.



Wednesday April 18, 2018


The small museum for Meriwether Lewis is open this afternoon. We have a look inside.
 

Meriwether Lewis was the one in the Lewis and Clark expedition.

After the museum, we head to town (Hohenwald) to have a look.



Thursday April 19, 2018


Darn!  We are back in Hohenwald, we forgot to buy some stuff yesterday.
As we were driving into town, I noticed a travel trailer dealer near town.
I checked out their website and found that they are giving tour of the factory.
I called and book a tour for 6 persons for tomorrow morning.



Friday April 20, 2018


Here we are at the factory with two other couples from the campground.  I cannot remember their names!  Sorry!
This is the factory of the Oliver Travel Trailer. www.olivertraveltrailers.com
They also build walk-in bathtub.


What is an Oliver Travel Trailer?
They call the style "eggshell".
Everything is made here.  They strive on a quality product.
The mold for the outer eggshell


They even build the "trailer" part of the travel trailer.  All aluminum construction.
I can tell you, it is very well built.


The assembly line.


This is the lower outer shell.


This is the lower inner shell.


The lower inner shell on the trailer.


They are installing the components needed in the lower shell.
The lower inner shell will go over all those parts, but they will still be accessible.
 

The upper outer shell.


All assembled.


The inside. WOW!


They build about two and half travel trailer a week.  The quality of the workmanship is outstanding.
They only have two travel trailer in stock and they are for RV Shows.
You have to buy it first before they built them.
How about the price?  As I mentioned, the quality is phenomenal.
The "Elite I" starts at $48,000 U.S. and the "Elite II", longer, $54,000 U.S.


We loved our tour.  If you ever are near Hohenwald, make time for this tour.

As we drove through Hohenwald, we saw this restaurant, the Rio Colorado.  They offer a Mexican Buffet, why not?


The food was OK, nothing more.



Saturday April 21, 2018


After four nights here, it is time to move.  We have to be in Toronto for Friday for my appointment for a possible laser eyes surgery.
We will also visit Michele's sister, Odette.

Let's roll.


Where we were.  Michele is waiting for me, I had to stop and talk to someone before we left.


In all three free campground we were in, there was always someone in a hammock like this one.  It is covered by a tarp.
I guess it works!


Hooking up the car to the MH.


Back on the Trace, traveling north.
 

The closer we get to Nashville, the more bikes we see on the road.


And farms.


I made a little mistake, I listen to my GPS and ended up in the city for a short while.  I should know better!!!
But the things we see.
 

The Natchez Trace ends just before Nashville, we traveled more that 400 miles in three different States.

After we pass Nashville, we enter Kentucky.


More gasoline for the MH.


On the I-65, we drove by the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green.


Our next campground is near the small town of Cave City.  It is near Mammoth Caves National Park.
There are many other attractions nearby.


Our new home for two nights.  Because we are member of Passport America, it only costs us $36 for two nights.


Our home.


The chef at work.


After the 400 miles on the Natchez Trace, driving on the Interstate with lots of traffic, it was a shock.  Oh well!



Sunday April 22, 2018


Today is laundry day.  It rains most of the day.
Our home again.


We can even fish in the pond without a permit, but it is only catch and release.


We will continue our travel north, next stop, Columbus, Ohio.

Until next time.

Life is good...



    
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