4/22/13 Monday at Hohenwald, TN ( Natchez Trace Wilderness Campground-TT)
We slept in again. It feels so nice. After our normal morning stuff, I cleaned house and washed our sheets. John spent this glorious morning in the sun, reading.
After lunch we set off to explore the Trace North of us.
Meriweather Lewis (of Lewis and Clark Expedition) Monument. He is buried here, having been shot while at Grinder’s Stand (Inn). He’d been going up the Trace to Washington DC, with his Expedition journals and accounts. He wanted to ask, in person, that his payment vouchers, as Governor of Louisiana, be reinstated for his finances were sorely affected by the new a stricter financial approval process.
What’s left of the Grinder House, where he was shot, at the age of 35, on Oct. 11, 1809.
Fall Hollow Waterfalls. John is behind the water in the last image.
Old Tobacco Barn
Driving on the Old Trace for 2 miles – okay with an SUV, NOT an RV.
Views of Baker Bluff, which we walked 1/3rd mile to see, then walked back to our car. That hike was great. Nature refreshes the body and spirit like nothing else.
After that lovely walk in the woods, we were ready for home, so we turned around and headed South on the Trace, to our rig. There we had our leftover spaghetti supper and relaxed.
The hills of Tennessee, I think, are because we are at the foothills of the Appalachians.