Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tupelo
Travel Blogs from Tupelo
After a hearty breakfast (like we really needed it), today we started out at Mile Marker 1 on the Natchez Trace Parkway. The park ranger told us that it takes 3 days to see everything on the 444 mile parkway, so we had to pick and choose.
We stopped at the only remaining inn, a ...
When we heard about the tornado in Tupelo a few weeks ago, I had called the hotel to see if they were open, and they said they were. But just barely! We were astonished as we arrived there - the tornado destruction was only a few blocks away. Terrible ...
... of a Vauxhall Astra; as we would pull up at something, they would pass us, then we would pass them as they were pulled up somewhere. We ended up waving at them, and even having a little chat to them as we both stopped at a tobacco farm. They were from New Jersey and were on their way to Vicksburg, just off the Trace, for the next few days. The next stop we made was really cool; it was called Fall Hollow and initially just looked like a very shallow series ...
The time came for us to leave New Orleans and so we packed up, loaded the car and headed north out of the city.
But first, we needed to drive through the Ninth Ward. It felt wrong to be seeking out evidence of the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina, 8 1/2 years ago, but it was now a part of the historical fabric of New Orleans. Maybe we wanted a reassurance that this won't happen again; that the people of New Orleans ...
Tupelo is not on the radar of most travelers. As it's the birthplace of Elvis Presley, we felt a visit here was an important component of our "Travels with Elvis" jaunt. And we're glad we made the journey to Tupelo, just a few hours south of Memphis via scenic roads; wish we'd had more time to linger and get to know it ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center