Ron & Elena's 2007-2010 Travels travel blog

Our dinner stop in Memphis


This building adjacent to the restaurant is where they operate the mail...

Ron had baby back ribs with a dry rub, beans, and coleslaw.

Elena had pulled pork, beans, and slaw.

We split a slice of pecan pie ala mode for desert. It...

(Ron Writing) It was foggy and frosty this morning when we awoke. This was the first night we left the furnace on all night. We can keep warm without it but we wanted to make sure our plumbing system did not freeze. It only got down to 32° so it probably would have been okay without the heat.

Today we continued our drive west on I-40 across Tennessee and Arkansas. We got to Memphis at about noon so decided to stop at Corky's BBQ for an early dinner. When we were in Memphis in 2005 we spent a day here touring Graceland and "discovered" Corky's. It seems to be the most highly regarded BBQ restaurant in a city noted for its BBQ. We sure enjoy it! You can check it out here and even order some if you'd like.

After dinner we continued on I-40, crossed the Mississippi River into Arkansas, and drove as far as Little Rock. The drive through Tennessee was quite scenic with rolling hills and many trees in their fall colors. As soon as we crossed into Arkansas it looked more like eastern Illinois with very flat farm land. We also saw a large flock of Canadian Geese heading south. I guess this annual migration is something we humans have learned from the birds!

We are spending the night in Little Rock parked in the Sam's Club parking lot. We like to park at Sam's Clubs because we can do some shopping, get fuel for about the lowest price in the area, and since they close at 8:30 PM it gets nice and quiet in the evening. We bought gas here today for $2.94. The price for gas fluctuates from city to city but we've always been able to find it for less than $3.00 per gallon yet since leaving the Midwest several weeks ago.

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