Day 15! From Memphis to Hot Springs, Arkansas

Today was a driving day.  Only three hours but unfortunately due to road works, we came to a complete stand still for 30 minutes on one highway.  Just before we got there we dithered about getting off and trying a different route but thought ‘how bad can it be?’ Well, we soon found out!!

You know that thing they call ‘sod’s law’ well …….. just before we hit the stoppage I said to Si that at the next rest area we should stop so that I could use the loo (I know, too much information).  Anyway, I had no sooner uttered the immortal words and we came to a stop.  Isn’t that just your worst nightmare! What to do?  Well as luck would have it I had a very substantial plastic bag in the car (Dot, it was the one from Wilson’s Leather) so if the worst happened then I knew I had something to fall back on.

I was anxiously looking for the next rest area and there it was …………. closed!  We drove on to the next exit and came upon a petrol (gas) station and in we rushed, only to find that almost all of the people stuck with us on the highway had found the same place too.  There was a big queue for just one women’s and one men’s loos.  In the end, the women were using the men’s too.  What a nightmare!

Anyway, as we don’t have any new pictures for today we thought we would use this opportunity to post some of the pics that didn’t make the first cut!!  Enjoy!

Just realised I missed a few out, so the first ones are out out order!

A view from Skyline Drive in Shenandoah.

A view from Skyline Drive in Shenandoah.

A Buick Riviera in Nashville.

A Buick Riviera in Nashville.

A dressing room at the Grand Ole Opry.

A dressing room at the Grand Ole Opry.

Sitting Room at Graceland.

Sitting Room at Graceland.

Oh My!

Oh My!

You can see why we are all such good friends! Dot is our leader!

You can see why we are all such good friends! Dot is our leader!

Nat, your Mum must be so proud!

Nat, your Mum must be so proud!

There's that pesky squirrel again!

There’s that pesky squirrel again!

Simon in the Japanese garden at Sonnenberg Gardens.

Simon in the Japanese garden at Sonnenberg Gardens.

A Buddha at Sonnenberg Gardens.

A Buddha at Sonnenberg Gardens.

Convergence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers at Harpers' Ferry.

Convergence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers at Harpers’ Ferry.

Another outlook on Skyline Drive.

Another outlook on Skyline Drive.

A very kind Army Vet. offered to take a pic of us both whilst at a rest stop in Shenandoah.

A very kind Army Vet. offered to take a pic of us both whilst at a rest stop in Shenandoah.

Sandra talking on the phone to her brother, Tony, back in the UK whilst enjoying the view along Skyline Drive.

Sandra talking on the phone to her brother, Tony, back in the UK whilst enjoying the view along Skyline Drive.

A view from Skyline Drive in Shenandoah.

A view from Skyline Drive in Shenandoah.

A flower from the garden at Monticello.

A flower from the garden at Monticello.

The vegetable garden at Monticello.

The vegetable garden at Monticello.

A flower from the garden at Monticello.

Another flower from the garden at Monticello.

We saw the programme on TV where Frank from Antique Archaeology bought this head.

We saw the programme on TV where Frank from Antique Archaeology bought this head.

One of the band playing at Antique Archaeology.

One of the band playing at Antique Archaeology.

Sandra at Antique Archaeology.

Sandra at Antique Archaeology.

Simon at the Opry Land Hotel.

Simon at the Opry Land Hotel.

Simon's meal at Marlowe's.

Simon’s meal at Marlowe’s.

The entrance to Graceland.

The entrance to Graceland.

Basement TV room at Graceland decorated in yellow and blue.

Basement TV room at Graceland decorated in yellow and blue.

Elvis played this piano the morning of his death.

Elvis played this piano the morning of his death.

4 thoughts on “Day 15! From Memphis to Hot Springs, Arkansas

  1. Ha ha! I’ve been in that position, but have just found a tree to squat behind!! I love that you put all the miscellaneous pics on! I can’t wait for your next post!! There’s always a new story to tell! Xx

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