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Nashville, TN - Seven Points COE - site 15

Nashville, TN - Seven Points COE - site 15, another view

Nashville, TN - Seven Points COE - site 15, and another

Nashville, TN - Seven Points COE - site 15, tripod dish on...

Nashville, TN - Seven Points COE - site 15, a Great Blue...

West Memphis, AR to Nashville, TN - our route - 237 miles

West Memphis, AR to Nashville, TN 1 - the Memphis skyline as...

West Memphis, AR to Nashville, TN 2 - getting ready to cross...

West Memphis, AR to Nashville, TN 3 - leaving Arkansas and entering...

West Memphis, AR to Nashville, TN 4 - lots of construction around...

West Memphis, AR to Nashville, TN 5 - and a pretty healthy...

West Memphis, AR to Nashville, TN 6 - this defintely isn't fun!

West Memphis, AR to Nashville, TN 7 - but worse for the...

West Memphis, AR to Nashville, TN 8 - one of many, many...

West Memphis, AR to Nashville, TN 9 - cotton fields ready for...

West Memphis, AR to Nashville, TN 10 - this one was marked!

West Memphis, AR to Nashville, TN 11 - a little color on...

West Memphis, AR to Nashville, TN 12 - come on people, can't...

West Memphis, AR to Nashville, TN 13 - some more color through...

West Memphis, AR to Nashville, TN 14 - traffic coming through Nashville...

West Memphis, AR to Nashville, TN 15 - stop and go for...


Our trip from West Memphis, AR to Nashville, TN was entirely on I-40 again, this time under dreary skies and some very wet roads in places. It took us about 4½ hours with a good bit of that navigating I-40 through Nashville in the rain. It was stop and go traffic for about 20 miles due to both the rain and the fact that, though there are four lanes, the two lanes you need to be in at each intersection of interstates keeps switching from one side to the other. First you need to be in the left lanes and then a mile later you need to be in the right two lanes. This causes a lot of lane switching by everyone and greatly slows the traffic to let people change lanes. It was very poorly engineered!!

We are staying at the Seven Points COE just east of Nashville. It is one of our favorite places to stay as we have always been able to get a waterfront site by reserving way in advance. We were unable to get our normal site (41) but they are all nice. This one is just smaller than 41. We have a 50 amp back-in with water. The dump is on the way out. The site is very shaded, as all of them are, so we had to use our tripod to put the satellite dish on the lake shore to reach a clear shot. Verizon is very good so we are set for our stay.

We didn't do much here but relax and enjoy the campsite. Of course we had our normal football fix on the week-end. The COE park is great and we enjoy spending a few days here when we can, but the main reason for coming through Nashville was to go see Il Divo in concert tonight at the Rymon Auditorium in downtown Nashville. They put on a great show with two encores and we enjoyed it very much. But, we didn't get back to the Mothership until just now - 11:30 p.m. - way, way past our normal bedtime!!!

We have decided to leave for Red Bay, AL a day early so we will be leaving for there tomorrow morning for a five-night stay.

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