The Olson's Retirement RV Adventures travel blog

Tennessee....a new state for Gophie.

300 Miles was too much for Gophie!

White Cranes sitting on Cypress roots.

Bald Cypress Trees.

Roots are above the water.

Just hanging out


Duck blind on pontoons.

Tennessee drought starved corn crop.

This is the first night.

Through the trees.

The sunset from our campsite.

This is the second night... more red in the sunset

Sinking fast.




Reelfoot Lake was our destination. It was a 300 mile drive from Lexington. We had spent a night here 4 summers ago. At that time we were working and it was just a stop along the way.

The area is a major hunting and fishing preserve, it comprises 25,000 acres of which 15,000 are water) and harbors almost every kind of shore and wading bird, as well as the golden and American bald eagles. Let's not forget the mosquito and little black gnats. The lake was formed by the New Madrid Earthquakes of December 1811 through February 1812. The bald cypress trees create a fascinating waterscape as well as great sunset pictures.

Must confess.... there is a restaurant that also brought us here. BEST, catfish we have ever had! Boyette's is family owned and has been here for years. People drive from miles around for catfish dinners.

Check our sunset pictures. We kept trying to get the perfect one!

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