After deciding to shorten our trip due to the Covid-19 pandemic we are still keeping to more scenic routes, backways and small towns whenever possible as we return to Connecticut.
From Texas we passed into Louisiana and toured the low country along the Gulf before heading north and making stops in Lafayette and Baton Rouge.After Baton Rouge we continued north into Mississippi and spent a night in the beautiful town of Natchez which sits high above the Mississippi River on a bluff. From Natchez we traveled north on the Natchez Trace Parkway. The NTP is a 440 mile road that follows the path that Native Americans and later Euro-Americans used to travel by foot back to Tennessee and Kentucky after floating down the Mississippi on rafts to trading posts. The entire route from Natchez to Nashville is a national park. There are many historic sites as well as hikes and walks that can be accessed on this beautiful trip. We followed the road as far as the Tennessee/Alabama border before departing to travel east across Northern Alabama.
We will pick up the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville, North Carolina and plan on driving the full route which terminates in Front Royal, VA.
We have included a collection of some of our favorites sights as we drove through Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
Be seeing you!
3 thoughts on “Returning Home Part 1: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi”
hello maria and steve.. tonight i started to review your adventures.. how wonderful and exciting it is to be free.. it is late and i am signing off but will be back another day to view more.. hugs, robin and bill
We are so glad that you have had an opportunity to take a look at our blog. It was a pleasure to meet you and Bill. We had a great time chatting with both of you around the campfire. Thanks for inviting us to join the parking lot surprise festivities.
Steve + Maria
Hey guys unfortunate you have to cut the trip short this time. I hear it’s your birthday Stevie, Happy Birthday 🎈 ( I’m actually not real happy about my birthday anymore). But enjoy 😉, it’s only a number right? (A big one). Hope to see you guys soon, as soon as this blows over
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