Today we have scenes from our road trip, day eight where we covered five states. It was a long day, but we saw lots of good stuff! We spent the night south of Atlanta, and we started the day in Atlanta at the 1996 Olympic Rings. It was lightly raining, so we didn’t stay long but we really wanted a photo with the rings since our trip was planned around our FastCAT sport.
Had it not been such a wet mess, we would have loved to see more of the Olympic Park but it was simply not very pleasant out.
From Atlanta we headed to our first new state of the day, Alabama. We didn’t find too many places to see in that state, but we decided to head for Birmingham to see what it was like. Thankfully we managed to leave the rain in Georgia.
Downtown Birmingham is pretty much dead from the looks of it. They do have a mural that is a good find. Being a Sunday morning, parking for it was not an issue.
Next we headed to the theater district to catch a photo with the iconic Alabama sign. The theater area is very nice with lots of good signage and marquees but it doesn’t look like the district is still very active.
From Alabama we headed to Mississippi. Starting with the welcome center we found this new state to be rather unfriendly. They have a watchman at the welcome center who was on our tails during our entire stop. I guess they don’t like dogs there. On the highway, they had speed traps all over the place too.
Our Mississippi destination was Tupelo, where Elvis was born and grew up. This Elvis Presley seems to be really a big, famous guy! We ended up with lots of stops for him and his stuff which we decided to post about tomorrow. It would make today’s post way too long. We think the guy must be alright as he has a song called Hound Dog, and we are hounds. We like the town of Tupelo, but they are all closed up on Sundays, so we could only see things from the outside.
Next we ended up in Tennessee again. Tennessee was a new state for us on the way down. Here we headed right to Memphis to see some sites. These big letters are fun. Sadly, they are so big, you can’t see the city skyline behind them.
The hard part of our trip was finding all our stops before dark. We barely made it on day eight, but as we rolled into Arkansas, we managed to get a dusk shot of us at the welcome center. Actually, it looks very nice in the evening lighting. Other than the gas station, we made no stops in Arkansas, and then headed into Missouri to get to our hotel. Arkansas is the last of our seven new states we traveled through on this trip. Olivia and I each have the same twenty states on our traveled list which is pretty good. You can always check on our states and other things on our staff info page. Bailie has twenty two, but a lot of them are different from the ones Olivia and I have.
Come back tomorrow for our Elvis post!
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