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Old 05-28-2008, 10:51 AM   #31
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We crossed the Tennessee river, which we learned later in the evening runs backwards.



Small towns in rural america seem to be turning into ghost towns... I know it's been going on for a long time, but it left an impression seeing it first-hand.

We passed up the gas here, because I thought there would be easy gas in Saltillo where we were planning on spending the night.



Well, there was gas in saltillo, just not where GPS said:



It was down at the marina / trailer park / campground / restaurant / general store / bait shop. It was the only place open it seemed in the whole town. We got a campsite for $7... free laundry. Walked up to the restaurant and was served by a nice waitress with bad teeth. A shame.

Our day's stats:





This was where I was glad we brought the camp chairs . It was a nice site on the river, as long as you photographed only from certain angles, if you know what I mean.



It was an interesting cast of characters living there. We spent the night listening to barges plying the river:



Imagining they were riverboats 150 years ago, but in the morning we saw they weren't... oh well.



Woke up bright and early with clean socks:



Grits for breakfast:



And we're back on our way.

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