Captain's Log

There and Back Again
Stop 16 – Maumelle, AR – 4940 miles

There's no bottled water around Knoxville that is not purified. Don't get me started about purified water. Also no Vitamin Water. Ridiculous.

An hour and a half in and the sun disappears. Actually I went through a cloud. I guess the elevation was higher than I thought.

You know, it's never ONE driver that ruins the flow of traffic. It takes TWO or more drivers conspiring through their incompetence to screw it up for the rest of us.

I took a slight detour to go see the Grand Ole Opry. I don't think that this was the actual Grand Ole Opry because this place was a sprawling megaplex with a convention center and a hotel called the Opryland Hotel. So I stopped in for lunch. The place is HUGE inside. Four different districts of hotel rooms and restaurants. I had the buffet, which was All You Can Eat. So I did. It was the best/worst meal of my trip. I can't even tell you what I ate because it would raise your cholesterol just to read it.

There's an Adult Super Store in the middle of nowhere. Buckshot, Tennessee. A hundred miles from any city. I thought about stopping in but then I remembered that I decided not to buy any gifts on this trip.

Stopped to get some water and Vitamin Water at a random truck stop. Random? Maybe not. Turns out it was Denmark, Tennessee. Some of my friends will think this is HILARIOUS.

I took another short detour near Memphis and drove by Graceland. Not what I expected. I was thinking it would be more rural, but the whole area is pretty developed. The wall outside the property that has writing from fans on it is amazing. It's 50 years later and still there were young girls writing on the wall.

Really neat bridge crossing over into Arkansas. And that's the only nice thing I can say about Arkansas. I don't know how many times you have to be dropped on your head in order to think that this is where you want to live.

Tomorrow's target: Get out of Arkansas. I'll probably wind up in Texas.

There and Back Again Archive

Stop 1 – Las Vegas, NV

Stop 2 – Silverthorne, NV

Stop 3 – Omaha, NE

Stop 4 – Portage, IN

Stop 5 – Danville, PA

Stop 6 – Cape Cod, MA

Stop 7 – Cape Cod, MA

Stop 8 – Cape Cod, MA

Stop 9 – Cape Cod, MA

Stop 10 – Cape Cod, MA

Stop 11 – Warwick, RI

Stop 12 – Warwick, RI

Stop 13 – Warwick, RI

Stop 14 – Landover Hills, MD

Stop 15 – Knoxville, TN

Stop 16 – Maumelle, AR

Stop 17 – Tucumcari, NM

Stop 18 – Williams, AZ

Last Stop – Studio City, CA
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