TN: West Tennessee Travelers

Natchez Trace State Park, Lexington, TN

September14-16, 2020

Ten members of the West Tennessee Travelers met at Natchez Trace SP for their September Campout. Originally this campout was scheduled for Joe Wheeler State Park in Alabama but spring tornados destroyed campground 2 and we had to find another place. We were happy to welcome our newest members to their first campout with us. David & Terry Strand joined us in April and were finally able to match schedules. Also Joe & Rose Paschal joined WTT in 2018 and were not able to camp with us until now. Welcome to WTT.

People socializing sitting outside a motorhome.

Some of us arrived on Sunday to enjoy the beautiful weather at our favorite campground. Joe & Rose joined us on Monday. Our club meeting was held on Monday where we discussed plans for the remainder of the camping season. Of course, we will still have to be flexible as we do not know what the future holds regarding Covid-19 and what the prognosis is for groups such as ours.  

Tuesday was our pot luck day. Our hosts Cliff & Kay picked hamburgers with the fix’ins provided by the rest of us. Jeannette provided a potato salad, Diana fixed corn on the cob and Rose Paschal provided deviled eggs. Terry Strand topped everything off with brownies for dessert. Cliff & Ken fired up their grills and acted as grill masters for the traditional burning of the burgers. After stuffing ourselves as usual, we all gathered at the Dixon’s for our campfire. Since our resident fire tenders could not be here, Ken had to rely on his scout skills to build and tend the campfire. We did miss Mark’s usual marshmellows though. 

People sitting around a campfire at a campsite.

I finally broke down and upgraded my dinosaur of a flip phone to a smart phone. It took me 2 days to figure out how to answer it when it rang. David & Terry provided some well needed instructions on Wednesday so I can now access some of the apps. In the afternoons, we enjoyed the outstanding weather with card games and Mexican train. When we tired of games, a brisk walk worked out the kinks from sitting. David is an avid fisherman and tried his luck numerous times. He did say he was a fisherman rather than a catcherman. As usual, departure day arrived all too soon and we had to return to our abnormal routine. Hope to see all next month at Seven Points.     

Ken Dixon, Sec