Getting There - Aneel's Travelogue

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Last Trace Alexandria, LA, Saturday, 12 November 2011 6:11pm

I rode the last part of the Natchez Trace today. Actually, I backtracked a bit, taking a different approach road from Canton than the one I'd come in on. It put me a few miles further north, so I stopped by the cypress swamp again. I did a few more short nature walks along the Trace as well.

The wildlife has shifted further. I didn't see any deer or wild turkeys today, but I did see an armadillo! I think that's my first armadillo in the wild.

I kept passing snowy fields, and little drifts by the side of the road, which was surprising, since it was over 70 today. Of course, when inspected more closely they turned out to be cotton. Corn is no longer king.

I stopped for lunch in Natchez, Mississippi, and had some really good biscuits with apricot butter, and an oyster and spinach salad. I think this is the first time in my life that I've had cooked oysters and didn't think it was a waste of oysters.


Quincy (Anonymously) Wednesday, 03 October 2012 9:58am

Kate's used to do baked oysters and spinach. Damn tasty!