We had a warm but restful Shabbos at Ralph’s house. Oreo is ready to hit the road:
We said goodbye to Ralph and his family and drove west to our first stop, Fort Donelson National Battlefield. The visitor center has some interesting displays:
The Confederate battery that held back Foote’s Union gunboats during the Battle of Fort Donelson:
We checked out the visitor center:
Like Shenandoah National Park, this land was declared eminent domain and residents forced to abandon their homes:
We continued west:
Weather got pretty messy:
We continued west to overnight at the Walmart of Poplar Bluff, Missouri. See the alternating yellow line on the trip map for today’s drive.