Second road trip

We made it from Illinois to New Orleans. We stopped in Blytheville Arkansas for the night and they have more mosquitoes than people. You can now connect the dots. Awful. Plus the motel had very loud guests that kept everyone awake and the non smoking rooms wreaked of cigarette smoke.

But we did stop in Memphis for lunch. I wanted to eat a real Memphis bbq. So we stopped at Central bbq. I have to say that I wasn’t disappointed by this casual bbq joint. The food was great and the casual vibe fit the place perfectly. But I have to say that the best part was the location. It is across the street from the Lorraine Motel. Yes, where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated.

Wow what a pleasant surprise. I’m so glad we stopped to see it. It feels like hollowed ground. Such a sad historic place. It was wonderful seeing people of all races going to the museum. May we all learn to live in peace together as brothers and sisters.

One cool thing about this trip is that I got to visit some new States: Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana. That only leaves Alabama and New England States, Hawaii and Alaska off my list.

Next comes our New Orleans adventure. Stay tuned.


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