When my family and I first moved to the Nashville area, one of our first outings was to the Natchez Trace Parkway. Click here to see that post. When we 1st drove The Trace, we weren’t exactly sure what to expect. So the second time around, I was better prepared for our day trip.
This trip, while my cousin was in town, we brought sunscreen, water, and a lunch. I also should have brought bug spray. Apparently tick season started early, and is going to quite bad this year, due to the warmer winter. Living in a new area, with a different bug situation, I guess you live and learn. So, next time I will remember the bug spray.
We started off farther south, near Lawrenceburg, TN, and made our way back up toward Nashville. In March, the trees were all barren, and I couldn’t believe how beautiful and green everything was. I knew it would be green, but I didn’t realize how green The Trace would be. The trees were filled in, the creeks and waterfalls were flowing more freely, and wild turkeys, snakes and deer were plentiful. The beauty of this drive, never ceases to amaze me!