Memphis, TN

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Twining!  We were parked next to another Airstream at Huck Finn’s Mississippi River Campground in Memphis.  However, it was pretty cold and windy (before the big storm) so we really didn’t spend too much time down by the river which seemed to be a constant flurry of activity between the barges and trains.  There is a lot of manufacturing in the area, and the smell of a paper mill is not very pleasant 😳.

Yes, we were in Memphis and did not visit Graceland!  Is this actually illegal?  I don’t know, but the reviews were not all that great and Elvis was more of my Mom’s gereration and even she didn’t give it a good review – so there you go.  We did try the famous barbecue and it was good!  Oh my gosh the seasoning on the outside of the chicken, sweet potato fries, baked beans, pulled pork – it was all so yummy.  Sometimes I think we are just eating our way across America.

These pics were taken by the Mississippi and in the giant Bass Pro Shop in a huge triangle building downtown.  The shop incorporates a hotel, restaurant and general store.  It has giant ponds with all sorts of fish, ducks and even alligators – we just can’t seem to escape the alligators!

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Our last night in town a huge winter storm blew in from the Gulf of Mexico.  We got about 3 hours sleep as the wind and rain pummeled the trailer.  The dogs refused to stay in their own bed and by 6 am we were packing to leave.  Actually leaving was a bit hair raising as well.  The rain was coming down so hard and pooling on the freeway, we saw several bad spin-out accidents.  Worse yet were the big rig drivers who saw no need to slow down and would barrel past us at 80 miles an hour in zero visibility.  On top of it all, tornado warnings.  Boy were we glad to get through Tennessee and Arkansas.

2 Comments on “Memphis, TN

  1. So glad to see you are having a great adventure, and HAPPY to see you made it out of Tennessee and Arkansas safely!!!! =) Cheers my friend, may your fabulous adventure continue. XOXO

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