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Jun 20, 2020 - Day 8 - A day at Top Of The Rock - Saturday. It was amazing!

Just dang. One of the most beautiful places I have seen in a very long time. It was owned by the President of the Ozarks College then Johnny Harris (Owner and founder of Bass Pro Shop) yep the same guy that built the bass pro shop in Memphis. We had an amazing lunch on the patio of the restaurant. 60 bucks for a burger, pizza and 2 waters but you were paying for the veiw. Beautiful. Chapel dated back to the civil war and it was drop dead gorgeous overlooking the mountain. Check out pics. The museum was one of the best museums I have been in...

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Jun 20, 2020 - Day 4 - We is in Elvis Country - Uh Hu

Today was chilax in Memphis Day. Well make sure you chilax with a 9 MM by your side and you will feel a little better about it : ) Hit Graceland first thing in the morning. Kind of surprised we really enjoyed it. They just built a museum only 4 years ago across the street from Graceland. Lets just say we almost had the place to ourselves. Thanks COVID! #covidworksforus. Definitely a must do if you are near the area. Saw all of his cars, motorcycles, planes. The dude made like 56 movies. He was a huge star by age 21. Watch Sun Records on CMT...

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Jun 20, 2020 - Day 7 - National Tiger Sanctuary and Downtown Branson on the River

Wow, now that was interesting and quite the day. We did a 2.5 hour behind the scenes tour of the National Tiger Refuge that took 3.5 hours. Definitely longer than expected but no doubt pretty dang cool. Pictures hopefully show what we did. Went to Downtrown Branson on the river. Beautiful country here. All of it was built in the hills somehow.Had some tasty Mexicanon the outdoor patio and check out the fountain show evidently they do every hour on the hour. Went to the Hoe Down Hill Billy Murder Mystery. To say this was a low budget outfit...

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Jun 20, 2020 - Day - 6 - A little RV repairs and the Haygoods in Branson

Well today was our first full day in Branson. We cruised around town and I ordered my first RV service of the trip. Called Good Sams and they had a repair guy out in 90 minutes and he found the problem and fixed it in 40 minutes. Dude must have been going through some rough times. Man of few words but new rigs. It was a stuck air plug in the left rear air suspension bad. 2 hour minimum and an overpriced plug we made it out for $389.00. Yea!!! I am good with that. Met our neighbors. He was 80 and loves drivin his rig. Just about the same as...

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Jun 20, 2020 - Day 5 - Trippin through the mountains in to Branson

Oh my oh my. We got our first real taste of I-40 (Think Highways from California to the East Coast. Full of truckers. I got stuck in merging lane and went too far due to construction and people and trucks in memphis are not very friendly. Tried to get over late and ticked off about 5 truckers. Went head to head trying to merge and the little car in front of me stopped and went in front of me an wouldnt move then semil next to me said uh no Jack not happenin and I said am too. We merged to the point of me about to hit barrels then within...

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Jun 14, 2020 - Day 3- We made it! 454 miles in 6 hrs 20 min

Well the drive was beautiful. Waze decided to take us back roads for about 350 miles. Beautiful country and a whole lot of it. We went through the Mobile tunnel and honking the horn on the RV,s air horns was very fun! I had someone else playing simon says with me. I was very entertained : ). Got to the campground. Not highend but doable for a couple nights. We can walk to Graceland from our site. We ventured around and lets say we were the minority for sure but everyone was nice and was normal enough. They had or have lots of protesting...

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Nov 21, 2019 - Dressman State Park (Rachel & Nick’s property), Arlington, TN

We left Kirby Landing COE and hopped out onto I-30 to make better time. Picking up I-40 in Little Rock, we could not resist stopping in Carlisle, AR at Nick’s BBQ. This is a favorite of our having stopped here many time through the years. After a filling and delicious lunch at continued our eastbound drive. It was still raining, so the driving was tiring. We arrived at Rachel & Nick’s and set up in their driveway. They have a beautiful four acre home place which I have named Dressman State Park. We wound up calling Nick to make sure it was...

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Jul 12, 2019 - Memphis, TN - Retired from Harding Academy of Memphis

I retired from Harding Academy of Memphis on 12 July 19 after twenty years. Thank you for the opportunity to work at Harding. I enjoyed working with and learning from my fellow Harding employees. Harding was good for my family and I reflect with happiness for being able to work alongside Tracy and watch Andy and Rachel grow up. I pray God’s blessings to be upon Harding as she moves into the future.

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Jul 11, 2019 - Memphis

We camped Thursday evening at the BassPro Pyramid we first tour the store it is huge there's an elevator in the center which is the tallest free standing elevator in the U.S.. Tess and I took a short bicycle ride then we all drove over to Beale street to listen to some blues music. Friday morning we got up about 6:00 AM and rode about 14 miles along the Mississippi River and then crossed the river into Arkansas. We left Memphis about 10:00 AM and headed for Wilbur's

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May 21, 2019 - Memphis

We continued on for another night to Memphis. Unfortunately, our plans were changed a few days ago, as the RV park we like to stay in is flooded. It’s right on the Mississippi River and right now it’s under water due to the high flood stage. Luckily, we were able to find another place to stay but it wasn’t as close to the city, as our original place. So our plans to go into the city of Memphis for dinner will have to wait for our return trip. Instead, we opted for an afternoon at the movies to relax and enjoy the Memphis suburbs, since...

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May 13, 2019 - Memphis, Tennessee

QToday we are in Memphis...Home of The King...Gracelands exhibits have been moved from the house to huge buildings across the street.....except for his home..duh There are new buildings full of exhibits...cars, costumes, suits, boats, 4 wheelers, motorcycles, pianos, guitars, Elvis memorabilia from 60s &70s, movie clips playing everywhere you where, 2 airplanes etc etc ..... One of the rooms had walls 30 to 40 feet high with his gold and platinum records awards There was one room that had costumes from other musicians that were donated...

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4 Rolling Stones

Oct 11, 2018 - Trails

I'm taking a day off in Memphis, staying with friends. I went for a trail walk this morning. Since leaving home, my route has taken me along bits of historic routes such as the California Trail, the Mormon Trail, Santa Fe, Chisholm, and the Trail of Tears. I've also noted a multi-state golf trail, designed to get the travel inclined golfer to spread the money around. I walked some easy trails with Dawn and the kids at Dinosaur Monument, then alone at Grand Canyon. Along I-40 in Oklahoma, the proliferation of casinos seemed ripe for a...

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