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Old 07-30-2010, 10:47 PM   #15
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Thursday 27th: Meriwether Lewis Mnmt to a full service site in Nashville, TN 64 miles
Friday 28th: After exploring Nashville, nice big meal and get together, maybe some live music...
Saturday 29th: Hang around or head off home...

Estimated cost start to finish, around $200-300 plus gas for 444 miles plus side trips. People would come and go as they pleased. There would be no fees or "kitty" to pay into. People could join for any part of the trip.

Open to suggestions to improve/change the itinerary.[/QUOTE]

We are about 3 hours from Nashville and would like to see about maybe meeting up with you guys in the Nashville phase of the journey to hang out for the weekend. Will surely follow this to see how the plans are going.
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:45 AM   #16
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Excellent! Everyone is welcome, regardless of the color, size, texture or even presence or absence of a number on their Airstream
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sounds great! too far for us this time but I have that on my bucket list!!!!!!!!!
We just did Arches in Utah, Cheyenne for the rodeo, Mt. Rushmore, Little big horn, Glacier Park and now wash and oregon. ON the road again !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! with our old gal streaming along. How blessed we all are.
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:21 PM   #18
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Gail,

This trip is planned for 2011 so there's plenty of time to plan, if you'd like to come along
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:27 PM   #19
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Gail,

This trip is planned for 2011 so there's plenty of time to plan, if you'd like to come along

Wow, Dave
I missed that 2011 too .....but since you pointed it out....then we maybe able to plan and drive down and meet up then come on back up the whole thing!!! Now that would be fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:35 PM   #20
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I know that a good part of the contingent will be coming from Austin, TX. From CA, driving through, taking in the hill country, then the lakes and conifers of east Texas, then the swampland of Louisiana, then into Mississippi - you could make that part of your adventure too?

There are many people here who could host or suggest things to see.

I was going to propose to those of us who are coming from Texas, that we overnight at Caddo Lake...
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One thing you must remember when on the Trace, pull outs are numerous but parking is limited and usally two or three trailers will fill a parking area, I would suggest that you travel in groups of two or three with a predetermined overnight stopping area.

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Old 08-03-2010, 12:25 AM   #22
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Luckily I have been at the Lewis Meriwether campground in the last week of October twice before. Both times, the campground was about half empty, and the campground host had left for the season. If 2011 is anything like 2009 and 2006, we should be fine.

I will, however, make arrangements for a back-up location in the even that the spaces we need are not available.
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Old 08-06-2010, 05:41 PM   #23
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REVISED Itinerary

TAC Natchez Trace Caravan 2011
Saturday 22nd - Sunday 30th October 2011


Saturday 22nd: Meet up in Natchez MS at a full service site
Sunday 23th: afternoon departure to Jackson MS (Rocky Springs campground) 54 miles
Monday 24th: Tupelo, MS (Jeff Busby campground) 139 miles
Tuesday 25th: Bay Springs Lake at a full service site ~75 miles
Wednesday 26th: Meriwether Lewis Monument (Passing through AL into TN) ~125 miles
Thursday 27th: full service site in Nashville, TN 64 miles
Friday 28th: After exploring Nashville, nice big meal and get together, maybe some live music...
Saturday 29th: Hang around or head off home...
Sunday 20th: Ditto!

With this itinerary, there would be sites with power and dump stations on Sat/Sun, Tues/Wed and Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun.

I'm going to work with TAC and Work on making the Fri/Sat/Sun a full rally, organized separately!

Estimated cost start to finish, around $250-350 plus gas for 500 miles plus side trips. People would come and go as they pleased. There would be no fees or "kitty" to pay into. People could join for any part of the trip.

I can't speak for the rest of you, but my journey home will be going right back down Natchez Trace, stopping near the bottom, then returning to Austin, TX the next day
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Jeff Busby is not close to Tupelo. In fact, it is not very close to anything. There are several very nice places in the Tupelo area, just not right on the trace. As I stated in an earlier post Trace State Park has lots of space with full hookups
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I'm in Texas. To me, everything in Mississippi is close to Tupelo!

You're right, that campground is some distance from Tupelo, and my descriptions will be a lot clearer in the next update to the itinerary. There's a lot of cool places to visit around Jackson and I think the Jeff Busby location is good for a "more south" campground.

I'm working on which specific campgrounds to get details for so people can make reservations, but the itinerary needs to settle down first, or people will be making reservations for the wrong night I have listened to your suggestions and been reading/researching and making a lot of phone calls to campgrounds to find things like they'll be closed, or require us to check in by 4pm, or (my favorite) "we don't take block bookings because there's always noise, drinking and trouble!" Must be those SOBs!
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Dave,

Sounds like fun. Will look for ways to work my schedule into it. Maybe if I'm working in Texas at the time we can caravan up to Tupelo.

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That would be great Belton is just an hour or so north of me.
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Hey Dave,

Sounds super.

I'd love to make this trip! I'll keep it on my radar!
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