We opted out of traveling to Alaska this year (so far) and decided to take the trailer and go for Washington, DC! It was in the planning stages for months. We finally settled on leaving the end of March thinking the weather would be soooo much better and we might even hit the cherry blossom festival. Well, we were soon to find out the weather is not so much spring this year as a late winter. More on that later.
Ross found that his family came to the Tarrant County area from Dade County, GA so we decided the way to travel was through there hoping to find some of the family, still named Gass, and more information.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
First stop was Alma, AR. We stayed at a place called Crabtree RV which in on the site of Crabtree RV dealership and repair. It is basically a parking lot but the price was only $25 with all the amenities including cable! Seemed like a great spot to stop and we called Gary and Judy Hood and they came and visited. Great visit but wish it were longer. Gary has lots of Hood info and Judy is a crocheting genius. She gave me some wonderful tips and a few patterns and a glass cozy. I hope we can see them again soon. I will pile up some questions for both I am sure!
Friday, March 21, 2014
Left Alma about 10 a.m. Boy, seems like we cannot get off early! But does it matter. We are on vacation. Might get critical when we get to Washington DC where we do have appointments! Oh, well, for now, we just roll with it. The country was alive with blooming trees. I thought they were dogwoods but now am not sure if it is that or Bradford Pears. Anyone know for sure? Let me know!
Near Memphis we ran into some real traffic congestion due to construction. That night we got off the beaten path and found a little RV place called Little Creek Ranch and RV between Collierville and Iuka, TN (that is iuka). Price was only $20 with all hookups but there was no tv or wifi service of course. VERY pretty place and we were the only ones camping there. Nice and quiet.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
We left Little Creek about 10 a.m. Made a stop at Buzzard Creek on Natchez Trace. Beautiful place. Many years ago went traveled the Natchez Trace with Mom and Dad. Wonderful memories. Anyway, apparently the Indians set up a store at this area to trade with the explorers and settlers traveling the Trace.
As we drove through Alabama we saw an advertisement for Alabama Music Hall of Fame. It has artists from all facets of the music industry who were from Alabama. Well worth the $5 fee.
I cannot remember whose car this was but wow, silver dollars and guns! (Ross just told me Webb Pierce.)And a saddle in the front seat. Even for us Texans it was a bit much.This is the inside of one of Alabama’s tour busses.They even had their own blooming trees.