We pulled out of our spot at the sales office around 9:30 heading south toward Gulf Shores but this time we will take our time....no hurry!! We decided to travel the 129 miles to Tupelo, Mississippi via the Natches Trace!! We had done most of this section of the Trace last month but it is always nice to just relax and travel slowly on a beautiful road. Everything looks different during different seasons of the year and now we were able to enjoy the look of fall on the Natchez Trace.
|Approaching the Tennessee River|
I guess because it was Tuesday we seemed to have the Trace all to ourselves!! Nice!!
|Tennessee-Tom Bigbee Waterway|
Once we got to around mile marker 310 everything became new! Our first stop was at Cave Spring. This is a natural cave which was probably used by the American Indians for water and stone. A sink hole is also forming in the area due to the limestone. The carbon dioxide absorbed by the rainwater forms an acid which dissolves the limestone. Any water in this cave area is unsafe to drink!!
|Notice 4 of the mounds|
|Gerri "walking" our dog Nick to the gravesite|
|Notice the tokens left on top of the marker...all 13 had some|
|Part of the Old Trace Trail leading from the gravesites|
|The lake at Tombigbee State Park|
We will head out in the morning on our journey back to Rainbow Plantation!!