“On the road again –
Just can’t wait to get on the road again.
The life I love is making music with my friends
And I can’t wait to get on the road again.
On the road again
Goin’ places that I’ve never been.
Seein’ things that I may never see again…”
If you haven’t guessed, these are some of the lyrics from that iconic road trip song by Willie Nelson. It’s an oldie and a goodie. The reason that I bring it to you on this fabulous Friday is that I want you to take advantage of Fall’s beauty by hitting the open road (here’s some images to whet your visual palate and get you itching for autumn glory).
What’s that? Don’t know a worthwhile destination to travel to? Well you’re in good luck, pardna! I got just the ticket – a road trip that follows the journey of a grand American legend and Texas hero: Davy Crockett. When this writer was a youngin’, he grew up singin’ along to this sweet tune that lyricized Crockett’s greatness. “Killed him a bear when he was only three…” Now that’s a theme song! The “King of the Wild Frontier” may be larger than life, but you can follow in his footsteps across some of the most beautiful parts of the country if you follow this Fodor’s guide to the Ultimate Davy Crockett Road Trip.
Starting in the heartland of Tennessee at the Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park (which is one of the more clunky US state park names, by the way…), your travels take you along the places of his life’s adventure all the way to the place of his iconic death at the Alamo in San Antonio. You will travel to sites such as Lawrenceburg, Tennessee; Nacogdoches, TX; the ghost town of Honey Grove, TX; and the site of Texas’ independence declaration (Washington-on-the-Brazos). Covering 1,255 miles, it is no small feat. However, road trips are meant to be filled with time in between locations to allow you to take in the scenery and see places that you never have before. After all, it’s only natural that a larger than life figure like Davy Crockett demand some perseverance in following his footsteps.
Last, and definitely not least, is the issue of keeping a filled belly on this trip. Snacks for the road are a must if a car is to remain a place of order, and no place is able to satisfy your cravings like Texas Treats. Whether it be gettin’ a few bags of Praline Pecans, some Chips and salsa, or some Alamo cookies make sure to load up right before hittin’ the road!