Hilton Garden Inn Tupelo
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The Courtyard was sold out so we stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn. It was nice. If you have to go to Tupelo, I recommend it. If you going to be there on a Sunday, BYOB. Cause you can't buy it in town. Dining options are nonexistent. One place had a decent wine list, but then they brought out wine glasses that still had lipstick from the previous …
I have the old coupling and took some pictures. It is supposed to have a nice square slot and this one has 2 and the shaft slot looked worse. I just couldn't get down there to take a picture while he was working on it.
It was cold and rainy the last few days so we would have been here at the marina anyway. Wednesday we are off again southbound with our next major stop planned for Columbus Ms.
The adventure continues
... the shaft key had been wearing back and forth for thousands of shifts and finally tore the keyslots out in the coupling and shaft.
Within and hour I managed to jam it back together and tighten the 2 set screws and crossed my fingers. We decided better to go back 3 miles to Midway then 15 miles to the next marina and the lockmaster let us back out and we limped along at Idle speed ...
... so it's very inspiring to see a town like this re-build on their own. We stopped at a service station for lunch and after chatting with the clerk, she gave us the name of the motel where we're at tonight. It turned out the motel we had originally planned to stay at we rode past on the wrong way to where we ended up. It turned out the pictures on their website were embellished. That made our decision easier, I guess. Our ride would have been ...
... was a roadside vendor here selling all sorts of stuff but Larry had his eye on a fluorescent orange vest that is presumably intended for hunters so they won't get shot by other hunters. Larry knew this was what he needed and would be a welcome addition to his riding attire as he didn't want to get shot at either, not to mention it would add to his visibility on the road. The first half on Route 25 was great because the shoulders were wide and ...
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