Showing posts from May, 2017

Arkansas Adventure

We had planned to spend a few days in the Memphis area once we left Nashville. But the Tom Sawyer RV Park where we had reservations called us and let us know that because of the flooding, they were evacuating, closing, and cancelling our reservation.  We were able to stop and spend a few hours in Memphis, but didn't see too much. We ate some good barbeque, accidentally took a wrong exit and drove right through downtown (wow!) and toured the Mud Island River Park.

We then headed towards Mountain Home, AR where we planned to visit our good friends. Because of the flooding and lots of closed roads, we had to take a different route than we had originally planned. We spent the night in a truck stop in Searcy. The next morning we ate breakfast and headed out hoping to make it to Mt. Home around noon.  About 15 min into our drive we hit a deer!  Well, he hit us.  Thankfully, he hit the driver mirror / windshield area and only damaged the driver's side of the truck. No damage to the wh…

Nashville, TN

After leaving Gatlinburg, we spent a few days in the Nashville area.  We camped at Loretta Lynn's Ranch about an hour west of Nashville.  It was very quiet and not busy at all.

We took a day-trip into town and toured the Opryland Resort, took the behind the scenes tour of the Grand Ole Opry, and attended the show where Aaron Tippin, Dailey and Vincent, and Rascal Flatts and more performed. It was a very fun day!

Some of the dressing rooms:

The Artist Entrance and the "Family Room" (green room):

During the show:

Moving on...  Heading towards Arkansas and Oklahoma - routes to be determined by what roads aren't closed for flooding.  Our reservation at the Tom Sawyer RV Park on the Mississippi River in Memphis just got cancelled because the park is flooded. So, adjusting our plans...

Gatlinburg, TN

Kerrie and her family traveled to Gatlinburg with us for a weekend before we headed farther west. We stayed at Adventure Bound Campground where they were able to stay in an RV trailer. The boys loved it and thought the "bunkhouse" room was awesome!

We enjoyed a day at Dollywood and then another day riding the trolley into Gatlinburg and walking around.