It is beautiful here in this huge park. 800,000 acres!
But, there’s one mighty big problem for us … Lousy Internet.
We certainly didn’t expect Wi-Fi at the sites here, but I did check the Verizon coverage map before we came and it showed full digital Verizon coverage throughout the park. Our site is where X marks the spot – and the dark pink color is supposed to mean there is full digital coverage. There are plenty of places, even nearby, where you can see big white spots representing holes in the digital coverage – so it seems like an honest map.
Well, it does work – slowly – at 3am! But, I couldn’t keep a connection with either voice or data at any other time of day.
So, I brought my laptop up the hill to the Rec Center where there is Wi-Fi. Even with nobody in the center but me – it was too slow to be useable. Luckily the Verizon signal is better up the hill though – so I tethered my Droid cellphone to the computer and that’s how I’m able to make this post.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way!
And, surprise,surprise, I can find other things to do besides working on the Internet! We went for a paddle this afternoon. This is called the Natchez Trace Wilderness Preserve … and it lives up to it’s name!