Originally Posted by Bassdogs
Happy all worked out for your pickup and trip home. Picked my White Hawk up there a couple years ago but just had to get back to the KY/TN border. Thanks for your advice and help with planning our trip to Texas. We got home on Sat after a call that a friend had died. 85 and failing so not unexpected but very good friends and wanted to get back for the funeral. We loved Texas and will probably head back next January. Our favorite CG was INks Lake SP and had site 92 with water on 2 sides. Stayed for 9 days and visited Fredricksburg and nearby stuff.
Anyone driving N/S from Midwest to New Orleans or Tex, I would recommend the Natchez Trace. Runs from just south of Nashville Tn all the way to Natchez Miss. 50 mph speed limit but virtually no traffic and many pull outs along the way for potty stops and lunch. Several CG's too and the NP CG's are no fee. Nice paved sites with modern bathrooms but no hookups. Found we made about the same mileage for the 2 days on the Trace since the stops are so quick with no need to take an exit and find a place to park. Arrived fresh and rested after a day of pleasant driving thru the country side with ZERO billboards or big trucks.
Glad you enjoyed your visit to Texas and that you will be coming back. Its a large state so it will take several visits to see it all.
I am glad you liked your camp site. Nice to have a water feature near by. Something about water and a camp fire. Just seem right.
The Naches is a great route if you are heading through that area. I thought about taking it but it was just a little too far out of the way and I did not have as much time on my return as I would have liked.
Rest areas are important and when you are tired, they are a welcome site. Trying to find a truck stop or grocery store with a large parking lot can be tricky and can take some head scratching to get in and out if you do not plan ahead.
Sorry to hear about the death of your close friend. I am sure his family appreciated your presence at the funeral.
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