MO2NO Picture Post, Day 3

MO2NO day 3: I left Brownsville and headed south into the Hatchie wildlife refuge.  Here’s the Hatchie River.

Somerville, TN is the seat of Lafayette County.  No second place trophy, but this gazebo, and the historical marker that indicates that their first state representative was Davy Crockett.

I went through the town of Moscow, TN, where I came to this historical marker.

I love this marker.  Part 1 — valiant Rebs unable to stop evil Yankees from sacking town.  Part 2 — valiant black Union troops commended for successful defense of bridge against traitorous Rebs.   It’s a segregated history, right there on one sign.

Shortly thereafter, I crossed into Mississippi on Slayden Road.  I wasn’t entirely sure I had done so, but the change in pavement looked meaningful.  Actually, it looked a bit ominous, as it was a lot rougher on the Mississippi side, but this turned out to be atypical.

I spent the night at Chewalla Lake campground, outside Holly Springs, MS.  Here’s the lake, and the swimming area.

Here I am in my campsite (alone, since nobody else was tent camping).

And here is one of the innumerable Amanita mushrooms growing in the campground.  Lovely, but deadly.

3 Responses to “MO2NO Picture Post, Day 3”

  1. K says:

    That mushroom is a weird-looking thing.

    Something I’ve been meaning to ask you, and am now reminded of by these very sunny pictures: how did you deal with sun protection? (I have trouble with sunblock on my face: it melts and makes my sunglasses slide down my nose, which isn’t so good when I need both hands for steering the bike).)

  2. Allen says:

    I put on SPF 50 every 2 hours. I don’t have that much trouble with the sunglasses sliding — maybe my glasses hook better over my ears than yours. I can’t put it on my forehead, because it runs into my eyes. I have a visor on my helmet, though, and I also wore that stylish do-rag you see in the MO2NO day 2 pics.

  3. Travis says:

    What would happen to a person who ate one of those mushrooms?

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