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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Natchez Trace Trip - Hotel Room Update

As of today, 4/8/09, I have a total of 14 rooms on hold.

Kings ($52 + tax)
1. Marlin & Jodie
2. Jeff & Terri
3. Morris & Dianne
4. Ricky & Darlene
5. David & Karen
6. Tommy & Marcella
7. Vernon & Sarah
8. Poppa & Granny
9. ???
10. David & Donna

Doubles ($56 + tax)
11. Jet
12. Benton & Cody
13. Bobby, Lula, & Benjamin
14. Neil & Morgan

Whew! That's 26 people!

I've made my last call to the hotel and everything is confirmed. If you need an additional room, please call Knight's Inn at 256-766-2620.

Thanks!
Jodie

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Itinerary for Natchez Trace Trip

Day 1
  • Leave Jeff's house at 7am
  • Stop 1 at Forest MS for gas 8:30am
  • Stop 2 at French Camp 10:30am (mile post 180 with Restrooms)
  • Stop 3 at Mathiston MS for gas 12 noon
  • Stop 4 at Witchdance for Lunch.12:30 pm (milepost 233 with restrooms and picnic tables)
  • Stop 5 at Pharr Mounds above Tupelo 3 pm (mile post 286 with restrooms)
  • Stop 6 at Jamie L Whitten Bridge 4 pm (milepost 293 site of historic Intruder push off)
  • Stop 7 at Tishamingo MS for gas 5 pm (mile post 302)
  • Should be in Florence around 6 pm.
Total miles around 320

Day 2
  • Eat breakfast and pull out of the Motel Parking lot around 8:00am
  • Stop at Ala- Tenn state line for a group picture
  • Detour through Old Trace Drive
  • Stop at Meriwether Lewis
  • Stop at Gordon House and Ferry site
  • Stop at Bird Song Hollow (double arch bridge)
  • Ride up the rest of the Natchez Trace Parkway to the northern Terminus. There we will get gas and eat lunch somewhere around Fairview TN.
  • Leave there and head west on Tenn Hwy 100
  • Continue west on Tenn 100 through Centerville TN to Linden TN.
  • Turn South on Tenn 13 and follow it all the way back to Alabama where it turns into AL 17 and goes to Florence.
Total miles around 250


Day 3
  • Eat breakfast and pull out of the motel around 9:00am
  • Take Hwy 14 north through Waterloo AL go up and turn west on Hwy 69 to Savannah TN.
  • Turn south on Hwy 64 to hwy 22 turn south.
  • Stop at Shiloh National Military Park. Spend some time there and tour the park.
  • Leave there on Hwy 142 and turn north on hwy 57.
  • Hwy 57 turns into Hwy 25 in AL. Follow this till you get to Luka AL. Where you will take Hwy 72 East back to the Natchez Trace. Turn north.
  • Stop at the Colbert Ferry Site.
  • Continue north on the trace to Hwy 14. This will take you back into Florence to the motel.
Total miles around 130

Day 4

Head Home

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

T-shirts anyone?

After a little nudging, I have the trip t-shirts ready. I think I have most of them updated in the store, and I'll be updating the other items in the next few days.

Here's the link if you're interested:
http://www.cafepress.com/backroadcruiser

Monday, March 2, 2009

Elvis Ride

We want to invite you and your friends to the Third Annual Elvis Rock 'n' Roll Ride for Life in Memphis on April 19. There are additional optional activities available on April 17 and 18. Complete event information is available at www.elvisride.com

Also, I have attached a brochure with information about one-day participation.

The Elvis Ride benefits the American Diabetes Association.

We'll hope to see you in Memphis.

Regards,

John

John Carroll
Director
American Diabetes Association
5583 Murray Road, Suite 200A
Memphis, Tennessee 38119
901-682-8232, ext. 3122
jcarroll@diabetes.org

Third Annual Elvis Rock 'n' Roll Motorcycle Ride for Life
Memphis, April 19, 2009
elvisride.com


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