Summer 2018, Day 8

We had a warm but restful Shabbos at Ralph’s house.  Oreo is ready to hit the road:

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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:

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The Confederate battery that held back Foote’s Union gunboats during the Battle of Fort Donelson:

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We continued north through Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.  We could see the park’s herd of bison in the distance:

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We checked out the visitor center:

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Like Shenandoah National Park, this land was declared eminent domain and residents forced to abandon their homes:

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We continued west:

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Weather got pretty messy:

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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.

Summer 2018, Day 6
Summer 2018, Day 9

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