Tommy Thompson enjoys painting at various spots on the Natchez Trace Parkway. One Sunday he and his wife visited the Colbert Ferry Park near the Tennessee River/Natchez Trace Bridge. They happened to find this picnic table decked out for a Sunday picnic. The park is named for George Colbert, who operated a stand and ferry here and reportedly charged Andrew Jackson $75,000 to ferry his army across the Tennessee River on their way to the Battle of New Orleans, the final major battle of the War of 1812. The park is a popular place on the Natchez Trace to stop to have a picnic.