Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Shiloh and Corinth

The second day of our trip went great with a couple of small issues but overall a 9 out of 10.  The goal today was to see the Corinth and Shiloh civil war battlefields and see them we did.  

We stayed the night at the Campground at Barnes Crossings  in Tupelo MS.  We have stayed here before and will stay here again.   Fuse tip for those not towing:  Ask for site 1-3.  They are near the bathhouse and your fuse will fit just fine.  We stayed in that site the last time.  This time we were in site 53.  It is in the back and there was nothing wrong with it.  It is designed for a large class A towing a large vehicle.  We were super small on a large site.  You could have parked 3 Fuses on that site.  One other thing about the campground was that they do not take credit cards.

Barnes Crossings is a real nice place.  Walmart, food, shopping, pretty much everything less than 5 min away from the campground.  Importantly, the campground feels like it is out in the woods being very quiet and wooded.

Now on to two bad things this morning.  The check engine light came on the night before so I started looking to see if I could see something wrong.  I used the OBD scanner and some errors implying DEF problems but advise that it was not a huge problem.  I decided to drive down the road and see what happened with that info.  Worst case we would pull into the Ford dealer in Corinth and get help there.   Well when we stopped in Corinth, and started back up the light was out.  Maybe the bumpy roads in Mississippi are good for something after all.

Second problem was all of the fast food restaurants in that part of Mississippi were closed to walk in dining.  The Taco bell last night, The Burger King we tried this morning and the McDonalds on the way to Corinth all were only doing drive through.  Not a major disaster but no Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuit this morning, just the regular old granola bar.

So we went on to the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center.   This as about an hour drive. This was a really nice museum, several nice films and really worth the stop.    And lots of sniffing for Lily.

After Corinth we went to the Shiloh Civil War Battlefield. 30 minutes down the road and it was a really easy drive through the country.  Shiloh had a nice museum, not quite as big as Corinth but what it did have was a really nice self guided, driving tour of the battlefield.   So we toured the museum and then took some time out for a nice picnic lunch in the Fuse.  Could not beat the weather and we parked under some shade, opened up the windows and took some time out.

So then we took the driving tour.  22 locations to see with nice pullouts.  Perfect for the Fuse.  Famous places such as the hornets nest and the peach orchard were on the my list but other less famous places that were keys to the battle.  We even got to see a barge going down the Tennessee River from just above Pittsburg Landing.

After Touring we went on to Parkers Crossroads.  There was a battle here as well but the visitors center here was pretty small.  Took 15-20 min to see everything but worth seeing since we were staying 5 min away at the Parkers Crossroads RV Park and Campground.   

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