The Natchez Trace Parkway

Winding its way North from Natchez Mississippi to Nashville Tennesse the Natchez Trace Parkway tells the stories of Native Americans and “Kaintuck” boatmen.  The parkway will take you on a journey through 10,000 years of history.   The Natchez Trace Parkway is a unit of the National Park Service. Began in 1938 to commemorate the historic

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My attempt to get to the Roof of Texas, Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Leaving early on a Saturday morning from our homes in South Texas, we headed West on Interstate 10 in the fog that seems to show up every third day or so here.  Our destination in about 9 hours is Guadalupe Mountains National Park.  The park is in and named for the Guadalupe Mountains of West

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San Antonio Missions – The United States newest UNESCO World Heritage site

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park and by sure luck the day before our visit the park became the newest USESCO world Heritage site in the United States. The group of former missions includes not just active churches, but also farmlands, living quarters, granaries,

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