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Reviewers of Not Without My Father actually complain that I missed some of the prettiest spots on the Natchez Trace. Because walking more than a half marathon every day for a month leaves PLENTY of time for detours.

SERIOUSLY, THOSE WHINERS SHOULD TRY IT. I DARE THEM TO WALK FIFTEEN MILES A DAY AND GIVE CHIPPER SIGHTSEEING TOURS.

I recently spent a couple of weeks along the Trace, and I tried to cater to these whiners, I mean, do some tourist videos highlighting great spots along the Natchez Trace Parkway.

In this video I show you why I didn’t stop and visit the points of interest while I was in the middle of my 444 mile walk with 30,000 steps a day.

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A driven daughter. A gassy, nightmare father. Can they finish an epic walk of an ancient highway before they kill each other? If you like Bill Bryson, Cheryl Strayed and Elizabeth Gilbert, then you’ll love Andra Watkins’ New York Times bestselling memoir. 

walking the Natchez Trace

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Daughters of the American Revolution and the Natchez Trace

Ever notice markers like this at historic sites you visit? I do, because I’m a proud Daughter of the American Revolution.

Chances are the marker was placed by the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

To become a member, a female must trace her lineage through female ancestors and connect with someone who served in the American Revolution.

My ancestor was Captain John Anderson. He hailed from Virginia. I was both surprised and pleased to find out I have Scandinavian ancestry.

As a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, I always take note of markers we erect. The DAR reminds people of our historic fabric and teases out layers in every landscape. We even played a role in the construction of the Natchez Trace Parkway.

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proud of my Daughters of the American Revolution certificate

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Every time I visit the Tennessee Trace, I say hi to Meriwether Lewis. At milepost 386.9 along the Natchez Trace Parkway,

You can find Merry Lewis, too.

Visit the reconstruction of the stand where Merry died. Pay your respects at his grave. Walk on the Old Natchez Trace. Hike through the woods for miles. Have a picnic. Use a real toilet. Say hi to the ranger. Follow the interpretive trail. Take note of the fangirl gifts. (I last left a clove of garlic.)

Read about a birthday wish that Meriwether Lewis gave to me and read the whole story I wrote about him in To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis.

A desperate explorer. A little girl in danger. Can they beat their mutual enemy before it’s too late? If you like thrilling action, compelling characters and rollicking adventure, then you’ll love the 2nd book in New York Times bestselling author Andra Watkins’ Nowhere series.

lewis

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