October 26, 2017 Little Rock, AR to Tupelo, MS

We had an easy departure again today. We stayed hooked-up, so it’s just unhook the water and electric and we’re good to go. The weather continues to be bright and sunny, but windy. We had another head wind situation today. It seems that the current cold front is chasing us across the country, that’s why we have had so much wind. I am so excited! Today is “date night”. We are treating ourselves by going out to dinner. We figure it would break up our 7 days of long driving. We have only eaten out a total of 2 times on this trip. Not to save money, but because Bob enjoys grilling and cooking and that helps out a lot. He is a great cook! We pulled out at 9:15. Traffic was heavy through Little Rock at rush hour. Once we got out of town, the highway was heavy with trucks. I-40 must be a major trucking route.

We crossed the Mississippi River at the SW corner of Tennessee.

Then on through Memphis to the state of Mississippi.

That was all of Tennessee we’ll see on this trip. We will also only cross over the NE corner of Mississippi to Tupelo–where we’ll spend the night.

Driving on I-22 through Mississippi was much less crowded with trucks. The trees along the highway were just starting to show their fall colors. They came in patches, but they were beautiful.

We arrived at our campground, Campground at Barnes Crossing, at 2:30.

We checked in at their cute little office and took site #52.

We both realized the minute that we drove in that we had been here before on a previous trip through the area. How funny is that? I thought the name sounded familiar. We relaxed a little before leaving to go out and treat ourselves to dinner at Olive Garden. After all, it is our “date night”. I had been looking forward to it all day long. I had visions of Chicken Parmesan or Lasagna in my head. We returned after dinner to walk Auggie and watch some TV. Today’s drive was 248 miles and 5 hours. Tomorrow’s drive would be a little longer. Just a few more long drives and we’ll be home.

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