The restaurant at Natchez Trace State Park apparently shuts down during the winter, which we hadn't realized when we booked our trip back in October, so we had to drive out of the park once a day for real food. We ate twice in Lexington, TN, the county seat of Henderson County. It's the town everybody drives into for shopping, but honestly there's not a heckuva lot there. Of course there's a Wal-Mart and a McDonald's and all the other chains you expect to see at every wide spot in the road. It has a population of 7,000+ of which 84.5% are white (We saw our share of flagpoles with the Tennessee Confederate battle flag proudly displayed, and two flying the Israeli flag -what's that about?). There are 3 schools: an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school. There's one library. The one museum is closed between mid-December and March 1 and otherwise is open 3 days a week.
The thing about Lexington that struck me most was that an episode of The X-Files happens there. Now that impresses me!
We ate one meal at The Lunch Box:
This place is precious:
Here's the tabletop where we sat:
The food wasn't cheap, but I enjoyed my club sandwich with Arnold Palmer (iced tea and lemonade):
We ate in Lexington again the next day and this time I had fish at KC's Farmhouse Restaurant:
I had the fish filets, which came with wonderful hushpuppies, white beans, slaw (your choice of mayonnaise or vinegar. I chose vinegar, of course), and fries. I somehow managed to neglect a photo of the food -it was wonderful, and I guess I got carried away with eating it. The restaurant interior was a treat:
We tried to find a bookstore somewhere in Lexington and located online a place called Not Your Normal Bookstore. We followed the directions from GoogleMaps and found ourselves on a dead-end one-lane residential road with no bookstore. There was a house with a red DANGER sign on the front door, but we saw no sign of any businesses at all. That was not a normal bookstore, all right. We decided to pass on the 2 Bible bookstores and headed back to the park.
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