August 5th, 2020 Now in Tennessee!
It was good to get out of the crowds and back into the backwoods. The Trans America Trail was mapped to cross the country on these old country roads. But sometimes we have to brave the crowds to see the heart of the National Parks and other memorials to get our commemorative goodies and get our cancelled stamp in our passport book. We’d love to be able to say we’ve been to all 62 but we’re not even half way there. And there are hundreds more National memorials.
David and I cheated and swung by the Great Smokey Mountains and got our stamp on the way to Cape Hatteras so we got to see it all twice. 😊
We went for a little swim today!
A nice relaxing lunch by an active gun range 🤪
Sharing the road…
We’ve crossed the “Trail of Tears” route several times out West, but now we are actually on the Trail in many places here in the southern section of the TAT. The Trail of Tears was a series of forced relocations of approximately 60,000 Native Americans in the United States from their native lands. The Trail of Tears or “March” is over 5,043 miles long and covers nine states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Today, the Trail of Tears is marked along the small backroads along parts of the Trans America Trail. The natives endured horrible conditions and a large percentage never made it to the reservations out west.
We found this great little rv park. But we seem to have an ant problem…..
Leaving the park, we realized we are camping on Highway 127 or the “Worlds Longest Yard Sale 2020”. From August 6-9, 2020 the yard sale covers 690 miles from Addison MI to Gadsden AL and boasts thousands of venders every year.
Everybody setting up and ready to go! No shopping for us.