States: AR to TN to KY
Total Car Hours: 12.5
So the day started with Graceland, which was WICKED AWESOME (as already mentioned in a previous post). Seriously. I now love Elvis. Now that I’ve visited Graceland, my life is complete. ‘Nuff said.
We didn’t leave Graceland until 2pm, and we were determined to make it to Lexington, KY for dinner at Ramsey’s (a recommendation from our aunt). So we began driving… and driving… and driving… and after 4 hours, we were STILL in Tennessee! It was beautiful, though, and Kentucky (until dark) was even more beautiful still.
Ramsey’s was good, but having dinner at 10pm (it was only 9pm in the time zone from which we started the day, but though we tried to tell ourselves that, it really still felt like we were eating dinner at 10pm) was tough. Em got a fried chicken sandwich and I got a veggie platter where I got to choose a random assortment of vegetable dishes. I had corn on the cob, cole slaw, fried green tomatoes, and a mix of okra, tomatoes, and corn. Yum.
Back on the road for a few more hours of driving (“Just let us make it to the border!”) and we both crashed hard.