Monday, December 11, 2006

Day 4: Little Rock to ???

A lot happened today without nearly as much driving as the past couple of days.

It literally feels like we've been on the road for a month. When my SIL and I talk about Flagstaff and New Mexico, it feels like a lifetime ago. It was only Saturday, which was only 2 days ago. Insane.

Well, we're now in Mississippi. How'd we end up in Mississippi? Well, we're crazy, absolutely crazy I tell ya. We got a weather report that it was going to snow or icy rain in Virginia so, being Californians, decided to avoid that by adding just a couple hours to our trip. A couple hours is nothing in the grand scheme of this trip. So (Ginnie!) we're going to drive thru Atlanta tomorrow, but barely whiz by on our way to Spartanburg, SC. We will, however, stop at Martin Luther King, Jr's Birthplace, continuing our National Historic Park visits.

Today's National Historic Park was Little Rock Central High School, the first high school in Arkansas to require integration in 1957. Onward to Memphis to visit the Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed. I came out of there feeling drained. Extremely moving, sad and poignant. A part of our American history.

Totally on the other side of that spectrum was our visit to Graceland. Well, I'm very glad I did it, really. I love pop culture. But, I'm not anxious to ever go again, nor would I really tell anyone "You HAVE to go to Graceland." Need to think about that more about why I felt that way. I'll let ya know when I post the pics.

As far as food, well, lemme just say that I could go for a big bowl of broccoli now. Had a tasty BBQ Pork sandwich in Memphis (also from the cool Roadfoods book). Gotta have bbq in Memphis, right? But dinner tonigt hit an all time low. Very anxious to just chill at the hotel and not leave the pup in the car by herself any longer, we...gasp...drove thru KFC and ate in the room. Really in desperate need of greens. Tomorrow, as much as we both enjoy trying funky local grub, will eat something green...besides jello. :-)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Get some colard greens in
Geogria. You'll get to keep trying the food of the area and getting those much needed greens! - v

Jodi said...

No fried peanut butter and banana sandwich?

Parisparfait said...

I love Memphis, except in the summer when the humidity makes it just about unbearable. Did you make it to The Rendezvous for ribs?