Day 85: Home of the Blues


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The drive from Clinton, AR to Memphis takes you through about 3 hours of the flattest farmland you’ve ever seen. The properties are huge and you can literally see for miles in all directions at times. Arkansas ranks 1st in rice production, harvesting more than 1.6 million acres annually in over 40 counties. They also grow soybeans, corn, cotton, wheat and more.

Our first stop in Memphis was the Bass Pro Shop, a giant pyramid housing a theme park-like outdoor shopping environment. There are fish, gators, an elevator to the top viewing platform, a Wahlburgers, a hotel and every outdoor goodie you could ever want. They’re definitely building a culture as much as a shopping experience.

We walked up Beale St and to the Peabody to see their famous ducks in the fountain and then went to get a sandwich from Lenny’s Grill and Subs and then homemade ice cream from Margie’s 901 Homemade Ice Cream. It was delicious.


We checked into La Quinta, West Memphis, AR. It’s a nice room with a very comfy bed.

Price: $125/night

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