Ticks, Copper Pans and Walking

While camping at Cherokee Landing Thousand Trails in Tennessee


Tick Removal:  Kevin saw a tick on our Yorkie Joey. The tick buried its head into Joey’s neck. Kevin and I took turns holding the dog and gently removing the tick from his neck. Our Yorkie was glad to have the tick removed. It was gross. We bought tick medicine for him afterward, I wish we had bought it sooner. I was told the campground was sprayed for ticks. I found two ticks during our stay. I don’t want to think about how many more ticks would be in the area if thousand trails staff hadn’t sprayed.

New Pans: Kevin and I are trying the new copper pans from Walmart. He bought a flat pan for cooking grilled cheese sandwiches, eggs, bacon and using on his bbq outside.  I bought a 9.5-inch pan for cooking veggies and heating chicken for fajitas. The copper pans are working out so far, only time will tell how sturdy they are.


Plenty of open camping sites here but not many big rig sites

Walking: Kevin and I entered the Goal Day 2017 for Fitbit. Our Fitbit goal is 10,000 steps or 4 miles today. I’ve changed my Fitbit strategy. We saw two American Robins on our walk this morning. Kevin and I both reached our Daily Fitbit Goal today.

Happy RVing!

Next, Camping at Natchez Thousand Trails in Tennessee.

 Bird Spotting

  • American Robin
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • Blue-grey Gnatcatcher  (new life lister)
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker (new life lister)

Cherokee Landing TT in Tennessee

While camping at Cherokee Landing Thousand Trails in Tennessee


Campsite– We found a camping site that has direct tv satellite reception, at&t, verizon with our wifi, 50 amps, electric/water only, plenty of room, birds, deer & trees. We had plenty of room to relax. The campground was very quiet.

Childhood Memory Moment- We saw a lightning bug one night. It flew around our campsite. When I was a child I remember seeing them on a camping trip through the South. My family camped near a pond with trees around it on the way to see my dad’s parents in Pennsylvania. I remember sitting outside with a jar hoping to catch some.


Birdwatching– The Summer Tanager is a new bird to us. Its exciting to add a new bird to my bird list. Adding a new bird to our life list is like an Elvis fan going to Graceland or comic fan going to comic-con. Its a good high. I also spotted a white-breasted nuthatch climbing up a tree. It was dropping tree bark on me as it climbed on a branch above me. lol


Local Restaurant– Perkins Restaurant & Bakery in Coulterville has hot coffee and a variety of muffins with a nice crust on top and soft insides. Southwind Restaurant in Middleton has hot coffee, southern patty sausage with good flavor and a biscuit that is mouth-watering. Corky’s Ribs & BBQ in Memphis has dry rub ribs that are flavorful.

Corinth Interpretive Center – This center’s exhibits include information about the Battle of Shiloh and the Siege and Battle of Corinth. Corinth was an important military advantage for the army that has control of it because two railroads came together here. The North wanted to cut off the supplies to the confederates here.


Shiloh National Military Park in Shiloh- has a visitor center with civil war artifacts, 40-minute film, a bookstore with national park stamps inside and a driving tour of the park. This was an intense battle. I had to see the 40-minute film to understand the significance of why was this area significant. The North was trying to cut off the supplies of the Confederates here.

Happy RVing!

Next, more on our Tennessee adventures.

Local Cafes & Restaurants

National Stamps

Bird Life List

Bird Spotting

  • Summer Tanager
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • Wild Turkeys
  • Crow
  • Black Vulture