And, of course, after arriving in Memphis and checking into our lovely hotel, we got back in our cars to find the Memphis Whole Foods!
We were pretty sure that this Whole Foods must have been a KFC at one point…
And after checking out the local Whole Foods for some grub we went straight back to our hotel to get some rest.
Unfortunately, we didn’t have much time to see Memphis, and by 5am the next day we were back on the road crossing over the Mississippi and into Arkansas in the dark.
Because we were both so excited to get to Austin this leg of our trip seemed to take forever.
But eventually we crossed over our last state boarder and into Texas!
And hours later we found ourselves finally in Austin,TX! One of the first things we both noticed was all the food trucks. This particular food truck served “Philadelphia Cheese Steaks” and even imported their rolls from Amoroso’s Bakery!
As we drove into the South Congress neighborhood we were in aw of the giant cacti and beautiful flowers in everyone’s front yards. And soon enough we arrived at our destination. We had booked our week long stay using Air BnB (which we highly recommend.) The price and location were amazing and our hosts were very friendly and accommodating. We booked a great little guest house with an eat in kitchen right in the heart of the hip South Congress neighborhood.
Welcome to Austin!
Keep checking for our 4th installment: All Austin has to offer…
*We arrived in Nashville, TN twelve hours after starting our trip; tired and hungry. So what did we do? Why of course we found the closest Whole Foods! ^_^
And after filling our bellies we headed back to our hotel and got some much needed rest.
Because our next stop was only a three hour drive to Memphis, we took most of the next day to enjoy Nashville. We stopped in at Antique Archaeology, which I’m sure many of you know from the TV show, American Pickers.
American Pickers happens to be one of our favorite TV shows and we had a great time looking at all the kitschy, odd, and industrial antiques. We even recognized a few of the picks from the different episodes that we’d watched.
We spent the rest of the day exploring the main strip in Nashville, sitting outside of the honky tonks, listening to the country singers. And finally we found a great little cafe to get some lunch and coffee before we set off for Memphis, TN.
As we started our drive we saw a heart in the sky, which you can clearly see in the photo.
We got to Memphis in no time and found that our hotel was the best one yet! Nick can be seen above enjoying our king size bed ^_^.
Keep checking for our 3rd installment: From Memphis to Austin…
*For those of you who don’t know, back in October Nick and I went on a road trip from Philadelphia, PA to Austin, TX, stopping in Shenandoah National Park, Nashville and Memphis along the way. It was one of our best trips to date and now that I have some time off for the holidays, I’d like to share some of our adventure with you.
Please enjoy our First Installment of: Philadelphia, PA to Nashville, TN
We got an early start: 5:00am. We watched the sun rise as the fog burned off and we left Philadelphia in our rear view mirrors, on our way to Nashville, TN. It would be a twelve hour drive…
Our first rest stop welcomed us with some weird fungus that I thought looked like sea coral and a random carnival ride…this was going to be an interesting trip for sure!
We quickly passed into Maryland and then over the Mason Dixon line.
West Virgina mountain Momma…
All of the fresh air and open space may have started to get to our heads.
We quickly learned the hard way that Nick’s speedometer stops working past 50 mph as I got a speeding ticket for going 89mph in a 70mph zone. The police officer was very kind and knocked the speed down a bit so that I wouldn’t get any points. We then downloaded a speedometer App and continued this way for the rest of our trip.
We saw lots of strange things on our way, amongst them giant crosses on the side of the road about ever couple miles or so and this robotic deep sea diving submarine…
Welcome to Tennessee and the beautiful smokey mountains.
We were happy to see lower gas prices down there.
Not even a quarter of the way through our trip and Nick’s bumper already looked like a blood bath…
Keep checking for our next installment: From Nashville to Memphis…
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Yeah for sure. I have to figure out a price with the materials and all and I’ll get back to you ^_^ thanks for checking it out and letting me know that you’d be interested in buying one.