|Today we thought we'd try to get to Talladega, Alabama to the Nascar Museum - so we left the Hampton and headed toward I30 to I40 East toward Memphis. 20 miles before Memphis, we hit a wicked storm and pulled into a Shoney's to dry off and eat lunch. We got back on the interstate along with every eighteen wheeler in the country, and rode into Memphis, jumping on Hwy 78 heading south into Mississippi. We drove through Tupelo, MS - birthplace and hometown of Elvis - too much rain, and wanted to get more miles on so we didn't stop in Talladega or Tupelo. We continued on 78 into Alabama, hit 13 south into Tuscaloosa - where we spent the night at another Hampton Inn on the campus of University of Alabama. We had gone so many miles out of our way - and hit so much rain - nothing much exciting to journal for today! Did about 450 miles....did I mention in the rain?