Day 48: The Memphis Blues

After saying goodbye to my new friends at the La Quinta in Little Rock, I headed out early for Memphis, Tennessee.  It was only about 2 1/2 hours away, but I needed to get to the National Civil Rights Museum before it closed at 1 PM for a private event. As I headed back into…

Day 47: Big Love in Little Rock

The drive from Oklahoma City to Little Rock was composed mostly of long, flat stretches of highway through paster land and prairie, punctuated by road work.  Interstate 40 is a main artery of transportation, with mostly semi-truck traffic.  It has been neglected for many years and now the highway buckles and crumbles.  You have to…

Day 46: Everything is OK in OKC.

I leave Texas and drive further east, coming into Oklahoma.  I’ve downloaded the soundtrack for the original movie soundtrack for Oklahoma! so I am singing “I’m just a girl who can’t say no!” as I cross the border.  It feels right.  And I’m having fun. Oklahoma is more prairie, grassland and the highway doesn’t deviate…

Day 45: Don’t Mess with Texas! $200 fine if you do.

After saying my thanks and goodbyes to Marion and Tim, I head out once again, this time, heading east towards Amarillo, Texas. Route 40 (have I told you?) is long, straight, boring and slightly dangerous.  One of the main transportation arteries for the country, Rt. 40 is also the new Rt. 66, overlaying most of…