Sunday, April 10, 2016

Three Days...843 Miles...Heiskell, TN

April 6, 2016

It was a day of traveling east, 232 miles to be exact, and we stopped for the night at the Walmart in Russellville, AR. The plan was to stay at a RV park but after a couple of calls and no luck we just pulled in, asked if we could stay, and spent the night. It was actually a pretty quiet night as this Walmart was not open 24 hours.

We were maybe 30 minutes out of Shawnee when I saw a sign that said, The National Shrine of the Infant Jesus in Prague, OK so we took a short side trip.

The base reads: The more you honor me.
The more I will bless you.

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Then we crossed into Arkansas. Loving the green.

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More of the road ahead and out the side window.

April 7, 2016

Another long day 293 miles with a stop in Little Rock, AR to visit the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site. (This stop will be its own post.)
We ended the day in Jackson, TN and just to change things up we spent the night in a Sam’s Club parking lot.

Little Rock Central High School
This is still an operating High School built in 1927.
Dome of Capitol Building in Little Rock, AR

Some views out the window of Little Rock.

In Arkansas
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Crossing back over the Mississippi River.

Crossing into Tennessee

Memphis skyline from bridge.

The Welcome Center.

Bass Pro Shop.
We could see this pyramid shaped building as we crossed
over the bridge. 

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

The clouds looked so pretty against the blue sky as the
setting sun, behind us, lite them up.

April 8, 2016

Today was another long day 318 miles. We ended the day in Heiskell, TN at the Escapees Raccoon Valley RV Park and will be spending a week here.

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We went up and down a lot of hills today.

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Nashville from I-40.

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For my sister, Chris and brother-in-law Perry.
They lived in Lebanon, TN for a few years.
Never did see the city limit sign...:(
The first Cracker Barrel opened here in 1969.
Yes, we did stop and have lunch at a Cracker Barrel
in Lebanon just not the original one.

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Redbuds and Dogwoods along with green as we
drive east on I-40.

April 9 & 10, 2016

These two days have been about catching up on laundry, picking up groceries, and relaxing. Tomorrow...well we will see what the day brings.

This is pretty much the end of our trek east when we leave here Friday morning we will be pointing the truck north with the plan to be in Lower Michigan sometime the following week. Then back in the UP no later then May 3rd. (Not sure of the route we will be taking yet. We have heard I-75 has one lane open going north. We will be checking this out. We do have a back up plan through Virginia but it adds almost 200 miles to the trip.) 

We have our fingers crossed that the “weather predictors” are right and it will finally be spring when we get back to Escanaba.



  1. You have been making good time, looks like the weather is finally warming up this week, finally.

    1. I hope you are right about the weather...fingers crossed...:)