Mind over Matter: Stuff I cared about at the time

Category: Trip Log

  • Happy Anniversary

    This morning marks our fourth week on the road. We are headed to Nashville to see the sights and learn more about country music.

  • Tennessee, With a Dash of Mississippi

    Having spent the afternoon in Tennessee, we crossed over into Southaven, Mississippi and spent the night in a Quality Inn there, just to add to our state tally. Currently, it stands at 18 plus one Canadian province: Massachusetts, New York, Ontario, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, […]

  • Poor Boys and Pilgrims with Families

    And we are going to Graceland. What else to do in Memphis? Well, we decided to do one of the more obvious things, and take in some Americana. We arrived at about 4:45, certain that it would be closing (flashbacks of the Henry Ford museum…) shortly, and we’d be left taking pictures of the exterior […]

  • Here’s Mud in Your Island

    Thanks to Matt’s and Caryn’s suggestion, we stopped at Mud Island today, where there is a scale model of the Mississippi river that you can walk along (and in!). It’s about half a mile long, and the water gets to about a foot deep or so in places. It is one of our favorite places […]

  • He Jes’ Keep Rollin’ Along…

    We re-crossed the Mighty Mississipp’ today, and are (therefore) back in the east. Only this time, we did it much further south, on I-40 at the border between Arkansas and Tennessee.

  • The Pious South

  • Hospitality

    Last night we stayed with Matt and Caryn and their family. Matt and Caryn lived in Belmont eleven years ago, where we attended the same church. At the time, we both had children one year old, about the only two kids in the church. They left for Arkansas about eleven years ago, where Caryn’s family […]

  • Cough, Cough

    Clara has had a cough for essentially our entire trip. At the beginning, it seemed like the tail end of the cold she had had. And at times, it seemed to be getting better. But we finally had to admit that it wasn’t really clearing up, so we went to a clinic in downtown Conway, […]

  • It Looked Innocent Enough…

    The ice cream cone sign, visible from the interstate, drew us in. There was also a fresh food market inside, with produce and everything. Very nice! Who would have dreamed that this placid exterior hid a fast food restaurant inside? Well, there we were, and it wasn’t McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Arby’s, Hardees, etc. It […]

  • Lake Eufaula