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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

TIME TO EXPLORE!!

ROAD TRIP!!
That's right brothers and sisters, no more Sturgis envy for this gal (well... at least not as much!). I found out several weeks ago, the Tooth Factory was going to shut down for a couple days, and wanting to take advantage of the extra time off, I told Harley, with or without ya... I'm going somewhere! A plan began to form, but since we only had a few days to play with, we needed to pick somewhere close to home. So we decided to hit the trail... or should I say... the Trace!

This afternoon, we'll Glide on up to Nashville so we can wake up Thursday morning and make the north end of the Natchez Trace Parkway our official starting point. 444 miles of diverse terrain including swamps, rivers and rolling hills rich with Indian and Civil War history. I'm looking forward to the slow and leisure exploration of the Trace, experiencing some pretty scenic overlooks and lots of cool history along the way. When we get to Jackson, we plan to cut over to Vicksburg and visit the Battlefield and Museum over there too.

Spending five days on the motorcycle sounds like heaven for me right now. I'm so ready for this little adventure and I'm so ready to go. I'm planning on taking lots of pictures, so I hope to have something good to share on Monday for my Pic Of The Week post.

Have a great weekend to all... and ride safe!

Lady R

12 comments:

mrs rc said...

Looks & sounds fabulous! We have yet to go even on an overnight this year...just can't afford the motel room :-( I am dying here, pure jealousy. Hopefully we'll take the bikes when we go to visit friends in CT in a few weeks.

Arizona Harley Dude said...

Sounds like a great ride. Looking forward to the pictures and story.

Ride safe.

Dean "D-Day" said...

Sounds awesome! Have a great time and a safe trip.
Bring us some great pictures.

mq01 said...

fabulous!!! have an excellent time, ride safe, and enjoy!!!

FLHX_Dave said...

Hey, that sounds awesome. Swamps...I wanna ride some swamps! Enjoy your break from the tooth factory and keep yours intact while your out.

No opening those beer bottles with your teeth girl!

MeanDonnaJean said...

With all them great soundin' places yer gonna be headin' on over towards (battlefields, Indian 'n Civil War histories, etc.), have ya ever thought about how many cool "spiritual presences" are gonna be ridin' thru right along with ya?

Oh man, I'd keep my eyes PEELED...'n my camera aimed 'n ready...if it were ME takin' that trip.

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Have a great ride!!!!

chessie said...

I have that ride on my burner...was going this year, but other things came up. Now going to do it in May of 2010. Please, please...write about it...I want to know what to look for...will be so much fun to compare notes!

GYMONR said...

I'm waiting!!!! Ha-ha.
Big Al

Lady Ridesalot said...

Thanks to all! I'm in Franklin, TN this morning, and thankfully this hotel has internet.

I'll address each one again when I'm home, but I promise you Chessie, I WILL write about the ride!

We got to Franklin in 4 1/2 hours. 270 miles of super slab out of the way, and the fun road begins!

Later friends!

Webster World said...

Lady R, My pretty little wife and I were just on part of the Trace in June. Aewsome. Love southeren history. Oh hell history in it self. We went to Natchez because it has the most preserved mansons from the 1800's. We stayed at a nice bed and breaktfast. Had a great time. But I must admitt. Being on the bike and taking our sweatass time would have been better. How you have a blast.

Lady Ridesalot said...

Webster... Anyone who loves riding, should do the Trace. Nothing but pure uninterrupted pleasure cruising. You can stop if you want (at roadside history sites) or you can just ride... ride... ride, with great scenery to boot!