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Highway 100


This is where the Natchez Trace Parkway starts, here at TN-100 right outside the Loveless Cafe, so that made the perfect start, breakfast at the cafe before starting out on a long road trip.

Our Route For The Day

It took us a lot longer than that I can assure you!

To start with the breakfast at the Loveless Cafe was so good that you did not want to get up from the table. oh and it was hard to do so too. The Leipers Fork was an interesting place to see. It was a really relaxing route to drive but you have to pull into some of parks and get out to see the views. You cannot see them from the road as the road just runs through what seems like an unending avenue of trees so as not to spoil the views.

Blue Star memorial Highway

Leipers Fork

Blue Star Memorial Highways are highways in the United States that are marked to pay tribute to the U.S. armed forces. The National Council of State Garden Clubs, now known as National Garden Clubs, Inc., started the program in 1945 after World War II. The blue star was used on service flags to denote a service member fighting in the war. The program has since been expanded to include Memorial Markers and Memorial By-ways (since 1994). These markers are used in National Cemeteries, parks, veterans facilities, and gardens.

Jackson Falls


It takes water to make a waterfall and it was pretty dry when we went there. Jackson Dribble would not have drawn people to it I guess.


It was pretty and quiet here though and a welcome break from driving and knocking out miles.

Baker Bluff

Baker Bluff

This is also at the Jackson Fall site. The woodlands here were full of butterflies, something we would find a lot of along the route stops we made.

Water Valley Overlook

Water Valley Overlook

OK I got here and then I looked and thought it is kind of like Sussex in large but with Electricity cables drapped across the view. Nice but not unspoilt.

Briefly Into Alabama

Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge, Florence Alabama

The Tennessee River

Looking Downstream

The Tennessee River

JJs in Cherokee

JJ's Diner, Cherokee

We were really hungry by the time we got to Cherokee. I don't think we had intended to take this long and it was still a long haul from here "All The Way To Memphis". We had a real nice friendly but surprised welcome here. Oddly enough they do not get many British tourists rocking up at 3 in the afternoon.

Into Mississippi

Jeff Busby woodland walk

Jeff Busby Campsite

Jeff Busby Park

Jeff Busby Campsite

The 2nd Stage Of Our Route

French Camp

The French Camp Historic Village and French Camp Bed and Breakfast are part of the adjacent French Camp Academy, a Christian boarding school-home dedicated to creating a warm and nourishing environment for its students.

The Natchez Trace does not end here though, it extends on past Port Gibson and on to Natchez of course. Although we visited Port Gibson en-route to Natchez se did not go via the Trace route. As we kept saying to ourselves "We can't do everything".

About The Natchez Trace Parkway

The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444-mile recreational road and scenic drive through three states. It roughly follows the "Old Natchez Trace" a historic travel corridor used by American Indians, "Kaintucks," European settlers, slave traders, soldiers, and future presidents. Today, people can enjoy not only a scenic drive but also hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping along the parkway.
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