Progress. Big fan of progress.
We also got an ID of yesterday’s insect. A regal moth. Thanks, Karen Cropper!!
Miss…iss…ipp…i. Had to take this pic from a bit of distance. Little to no shoulder up there by the sign.
Lots of logging and, therefore, logging trucks last couple days. Probably the scariest thing on the road when they’re loaded. Move fast, rarely move over, and small debris flying off. I haven’t gotten hit by any debris (or trucks!) but there’s lots on the shoulders.
Spent about 10 miles on the Natchez Trace Parkway. No commercial traffic allowed. Very little traffic period. Pretty flat. Enjoyable ride.
You can tell when you’re getting close to a “big” town. More traffic. Houses closer together. Fast food remnants littering the ditches. There has been lots of trash in ditches for last 400 miles or so. What is wrong with people? No respect for their environment or other people.
If I was walking, I’d have picked up a ton of trash the past week.
There was slight chance of rain today. I felt a couple sprinkles while riding but shortly after I was finished there was a major downpour for over an hour. Lucked out on that one.
Some big gaps between lodging options next few days. Hoping to make another 80 miles tomorrow and then figure things out from there.