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Arkansas is pretty much filed with farms, forests and trucks. We did experience the (amazingly) first traffic jam of this journey. About 5 miles from today's destination we came to a complete stop. As usual, it was due to a shutdown of one lane and all traffic merging into one lane. Once we got to the one open lane, miraculously the jam ceased to …
Drove to Memphis to see Elvis's house. Driving to it, I recognized it immediately. The tour was great. The house is much smaller than you would expect. The property and grounds are beautiful.
We then went over to Beale St. And ate lunch at B.B. Kings. May go back tomorrow night for the live music.
We then drove around downtown. In 30 minutes we drove in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas.
When we got back we checked out another casino, Sam's Town. Just like ...
... to the 1700's. Giant oak trees with Spanish moss. There was a section where Confederate soldiers were buried.
We continued the back highways to Tupelo, Ms. birthplace of Elvis. Beautiful area. Checked out his home and church. Took a pic of the statue, Elvis at 13 and the family car that they drove to Memphis where he became the King.
About 7 p.m. We arrived at the Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, Ms. Three nights here. Heading to Memphis tomorrow which is about 25 minutes ...
... to sign. There was also a brochure some guy is putting together, we had out photos with the O' timers and he gave us the address of the guy who is publishing the book. nice little touch.
Onwards and then we hit a very muddy stretch. "be careful" we said to each other. few minutes later mark is down and heading for the ditch!! now that was funny. just reached ...
... host tell me and Kim that we're smelly -Dinner -Tour of the Church from our host -Luke-warm shower -Town Hall: grievances (mine: road safety), happy (rides with my respective groups, catching up on sleep on the 95 mile day), ****** (exhaustion, missing 95 mile day because of weather), slappy (Sam Alcorn), what you're working on (staying present) -Chit chat with Breezer and Carlee -Laundry -Reading & ...