The Olson's Retirement RV Adventures travel blog

View off a bridge on the Natchez Trace.

What the main road looks like.

A straight portion.

One of the pieces of history at a rest area.

The house.

Another state for the pair.

The Tennesee River.

These rivers have water in them.

Yet another state.

Indian Mound.



Elvis's birthplace.

The back surrounded by concrete now.

When leaving Nashville we decided to take the Natchez Trace south instead of the freeway to Memphis. We have previously spent time in Memphis, as well as the southern end of the Trace, so we thought we would try the north end of the Trace and go to Tupelo, MS.

Driving the Trace with a motorhome is not the same as in a car. The road is narrow, with no shoulders, and most all the scenery and sights are drives off the main road. Not something you want to do in a motorhome with a car in tow. We managed some 160 miles to Tupelo. It's beautiful countryside. No advertisement, restaurants, gas stations, or anything commercial. Just like the pioneers found it. We will try some main roads out of town.

What's in Tupelo? Why the birthplace of Elvis Presley of course. It also has a Toyota plant that manufactures the Corolla. Tupelo happens to be South and West, the direction we want to go. We got here early afternoon, so we drove around town and did the tourist thing of visiting Elvis's home place.

We can now say we have been to both where he was born and where he died(so they say!).

Next stop Vicksburg, MS. (maybe)

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