Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Down the road to Memphis Tennessee, and hope y'all have great Easter Sunday!

Where are we today ?
         Got up later than usual today 5:am, compute, coffee, walkabouts in the rain waiting for it to stop. No stopping, so we just secured stuff and hooked up in the rain and on the road shortly before 9am.
          Have a rather long day ahead of us but not a problem, raining all day anyway. So took our time and got to the Walmart just east of Memphis about 3:30pm. Stopped for lunch and two fuel stops along the way too, just so we we would have a full tank on Sunday.
        Today our coach hit a milestone (Happy Birthday Coach! no we do not have a name for our house.) 100,000 miles on the odometer and happened as we passed thru, Little Rock Arkansas. Still running strong, guess the maintenance pays off!
         This is the roads below, we saw all day long, overcast and raining, but no big deal, at least it was not snow or ice. Figures, thou just washed our coach two days ago!
rainy wet roads
         Crossed over the Mississippi River into Tennessee and first spotted the Pyramid in Memphis, impressive and is now a sports complex.
         After our second fuel stop today, at the Flying J in West Memphis another 30 minutes and we are at the Walmart  just off 1-40. We phoned ahead to see if they allow overnight parking and no problem, just park by the garden center.
         The entrance has a bar to prohibit trucks, so we just turned right towards Sam's club and passed by the front of the store to the Garden center, no problem !
no truck allowed!
          Got our nice spot picked out by the edge of the parking lot allowing us to open our slide. (Not that we need to). Then proceded to do a bit of shopping, managed to spend more than $40.00 on stuff we needed, much better than spending that on parking in a campground for the night. And this Walmart was a zoo today!
we are parked in the far corner,
very busy place today
        The security guy dropped by to welcome us and give us tips on where to go and eat, very friendly guy. He is done his shift at 10 pm but another fellow takes over and they will keep and eye on us during the night.
 friendly security guy
        Now for tonight's supper we just happened to have some homemade chili that Pat gave us the other day. (Remember we did the turkey and bean soups thing?) We had picked up a nice fresh loaf of french bread at Wally world this afternoon, to add to the chili and it really hit the spot. Thanks Pat it was awesome!
excellent chilli
         Now just relaxing, read for a bit post the blog and watch a bit of tv before calling it a night. Really love these travel days, staying in different spots and seeing different sights.
       Just wanna thank y'all for stopping by again and travelling along with us.
       Hope you have a very nice Easter Sunday and good weather to boot!

Check out the map below to see where we have been this winter
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  1. Replies
    1. Kevin, maybe cooler than you like but we had about 55-60 f today, can handle that!

  2. We hate traveling in the rain.

    Sounds like an extremely nice security guy.

  3. Maintenance does pay off. Happy Easter!

  4. Stay safe out there!

    Happy Eaater...

  5. Sounds like that Walmart knows the business sense in allowing RV's to overnight.

  6. It just goes to figure that when you wash and wax your rig, that you run into rain!!

    We have always had good luck with staying at Walmart. It is so convenient.

    Happy Easter ... TnT

    1. Usually quiet and everything you need it right here too.

  7. Happy Easter you two!! Looks like a great spot to spend the night! We love Arkansas and TN!!

  8. Happy Easter! That was the perfect dinner for a rainy Walmart! Yum.


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