Texarkana to Memphis

Texarkana to Memphis  277 miles 41/2 hours

Another driving day with a stop off in Little Rock Arkansas for a break. Driving was the best place to be as it was again over 100 degrees.

We enjoyed our break in Little Rock famous resident Bill Clinton 42nd US President. We visited the historical district, River Markets and took a trolley ride to see the sights in the short time we were here. Very clean and pleasant place to visit. On the road again we pushed on to Memphis arriving about 5pm.

After checking in we headed out for our first BBQ since returning to the US. Now the question is Tennessee BBQ as good as Texas BBQ? It was sensational but the jury still out until we get back to Texas to compare. We went to Corky’s BBQ and started with a half onion loaf and shared the ribs for two.

Almost had to crawl home we had eaten so much and Tony our waiter took great care of us and even got some of Sharpie’s jokes and fired back with some of his own.

Tomorrow: A day spent seeing the sites of Memphis

Memphis Facts: A city in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee, and the county seat of Shelby County. The city is located on the 4th Chickasaw Bluff, south of the confluence of the Wolf and Mississippi rivers. Memphis has an estimated population of 646,889, making it the biggest city in the state of Tennessee, the third largest in the theSoutheastern United States, and the 19th largest in the United States.

Dallas to Texarkana

Monday morning we collected our little ford focus which will be our wheels for the next month or so. Not sure about it being black in 100+ degree heat but we will survive. Didn’t take Sharpie long to get the hang of driving on the right again so we were at Grapevine Mills by 10am.

Needed to pick up a few things and check out a dress shop for Sarah that she has been looking at online. Chores are done we headed for Texarkana some 190 odds miles and 31/2 hours away.
We had an uneventful trip and checked in to our hotel in time for an afternoon nap. Well, Ian napped and I blogged and Skyped. We hit Walmart to pick up some fruit, cheese, and biscuits for a light dinner. Sill daylight until almost nine pm

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About Texarkana:

Texarkana is a city in Bowie County, Texas, United States. It effectively functions as one half of a city which crosses a state line — the other half, the city of Texarkana, Arkansas, lies on the other side of State Line Avenue. The population of the city is 34,782 at the2000 census.

We stayed in the La Quinta just out of town.  $65 per night breakfast included