Monthly Archives: June 2014

Day Twelve: Lawrenceburg, KY & “4 Roses”

Today, after laundry, we toured The Four Roses Bourbon Distillery. This was a delightful tour through an historic, small-scale, tasteful complex that produces 10 types of bourbon every year. The tour was five dollars, and covered all the facilities from … Continue reading

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Day Eleven: Newport, Tn. to Lawrenceburg, Ky.

What started as a horrific trip through lightning and thunder (I will try to post the video) became idyllic. We traveled north on the 75 from Newport, Tennessee. We then went west on the 60 in Kentucky, which took us … Continue reading

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Day Ten: Four States in One Day!

We started out in Tennessee and drove south to Georgia (getting to Chattanooga), and east to South Carolina, then North Carolina. and back to Tennessee! All to drive the Dragon’s Tail a windy, long, slow, harrowing trip through the Blue … Continue reading

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Day Nine: Memphis, Tenn. to Nashville, Tenn…Rain, and more rain.

After driving all day we experienced the BEST BARBEQUE IN THE WORLD! Neely’s Interstate BBQ in Memphis, Tennessee, was awesome!2265 South Third Street, Memphis, Tennessee. This morning we left under clouds and rain, and drove the I – 40 east … Continue reading

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Day Eight: Van Buren, Arkansas to Memphis, Tennessee

PIG TRAIL! Or the 23 North through the Ozark Mountains. Windy roads, purple & yellow cone flowers (Echinacea sp.), orange tiger lilies, up hills and down, rain, Queen Anne’s lace… For about 35 to 40 minutes (each way), going 20 … Continue reading

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Day Seven: Tucumcari, NM to Van Buren, Arkansas

We drove a straight shot across three states on the I – 40 east! So far, this is a total of 2200 miles. New Mexico, good-bye. Texas, hello and yes, grits are good! Deep in the Heart of Texas was … Continue reading

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Day Six: Tucumcari, New Mexico

We liked what we saw as we drove through town. We planned out our day, and ate dinner. First, the Tucumcari Historical Museum, and second, the Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum and Natural Sciences Laboratory. Jim chose the Dinosaur Museum, … Continue reading

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