I know that I have recently been writing about our travels through Europe by plane and train but remember, the title of this blog is “Air, Land and Sea” so it only seems fitting that it’s time to write about a Road Trip. I have a friend who is willing to go on a Road Trip with me. We did one a couple of years ago through Charleston and Savannah and we were still speaking when we got back – or rather I should stay we were still friends when we got back as she had laryngitis. Too much talking and laughing.
She wanted to go to the beach, I wanted to go someplace that I haven’t been before and after about an hour, we made our decision.
We are planning to be gone about a week give or take a day. We will drive first to Lexington, Kentucky to see if any of the horse farms are open to visitors and visit the International Museum of the Horse. I was told today that the road between Paris and Georgetown is beautiful and with the time of year that it is, it should be spectacular.
The next day we will continue touring a little and then head to Mammoth Caves. Never having been there, I’m excited but was also disappointed to find that they no longer offer the boat tours through the caves. We did go ahead and reserve a tour for Tuesday afternoon and then another for Wednesday morning.
After our tour and lunch we plan to continue driving to our furtherest point – Memphis! have been looking forward to visiting Graceland for decades and that will be one of the first things we’ll do. We also are interested in walking along Beale Street, eating really good BBQ, taking a riverboat ride on the Mississippi and also Sun City records where Elvis recorded some of his early hits. We also want to go to the Peabody Hotel to see the duck walk? What, you haven’t heard of the duck walk. Follow this link and you’ll learn a little bit more. Of course, I’ll take photos to show you.
Three days is what we have planned for Memphis and then we move on to Nashville on Halloween. We had wondered what we would do on Halloween and we came up with a great idea – The Grand Ole Opry. Now to get tickets – wasn’t easy a week before but we managed to score them and when I write about it I’ll tell you how we did it. Lots of things to see and do in Nashville particularly if you are a country fan.
I’m hoping to add some more IHG property nights to my Accelerate promotion that I wrote about here. I’m on a quest to get more points.
Wish me luck and I’ll keep you updated on our travels!