Quality Inn 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 ...
... the Tennessee River, which is huge, and Laura pulled off at a place called Colbert’s Ferry for us to eat our lunch. I think in the height of summer, this is a very popular spot, as there are a number of boat launch areas, and tonnes of picnic tables. However, when we got there it was totally deserted; the only other person we could see at all was an elderly park ranger who was painting lines on the car park floor. We parked up by the edge of the river, and ...
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 ...
... literally on the wrong side of the tracks. Now East Tupelo is part of greater Tupelo but when Elvis was a boy this poorer part of town was a few cotton fields from downtown.An official Mississippi landmark, the birthplace is a surprisingly busy place with buses of Elvis fans from around the world pulling up all the time. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking