Monday, April 24, 2017
We took a little jaunt on the Natchez Trace,
which was a historic trail from Nashville, Tennessee to Natchez Mississippi.
Once used by Indians & pioneers for trade, its now 444 mile National Parkway.
A well known landmark along the Trace is the Natchez Trace bridge,
an award winning cathedral arch bridge in Tennessee.
There are several ancient Indian mounds along the parkway.
Meriwether Lewis is buried in Tennessee along the Trace.
And you can still hike some sections of the original trace pathway,
taking a walk back in time.
And visit a historic stand, which offered shelter to those walking the trial years gone by.
The Natchez trace is a beautiful and historic tour of the past.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
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Virgin Islands National Park is known for its snorkeling & scuba diving.
The park didn't disappoint!
A school of blue tangs
A stoplight parrotfish
Some sergeant major fish hiding in the coral
A porcupine fish
A smooth trunkfish
And this thrilling creature, a spotted eagle ray floating gently underneath me!
Friday, February 3, 2017
In our quest to see all 59 national parks,
we picked Virgin Islands National Park for January.
Good idea, huh?
This is Trunk Bay in the park, listed on many sites
as one of the top ten beaches in the world.
The visitor center.
The park takes up about 2/3 of the island of St. John.
You can camp in the park,
but since its only accessible by ferry, you may want to try glamping,
so you don't have to lug all your stuff along!
In addition to all the water activities you can do here,
you can also visit the old sugar mill ruins.
There are many hikes too.
You might see some giant termite nests in the mangroves.
But the beach is what this park is all about!
What a fun place to visit in winter!