Brad & Barb Wright - Southwest Trip 2009/2010 travel blog

Last view of the Mississippi River and the barge traffic before leaving...

Memphis skyline as we were coming across the Mississippi River

Entering Kentucky - nice wide smooth road.

National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY (that's as close as we...

Greetings from Cave City, Kentucky! We left the Memphis area yesterday and drove a little over 300 miles to Cave City, KY - home of Mammoth Caves. We won't be taking the time to visit the caves on this trip. Our sightseeing is over and we are on our way to "Camp Newmar" in Nappanee, IN. We were going to stop in Nashville area for a couple of nights but have been advised to get to Napanee over the weekend as the sites at Newmar with full hookups fill up fast. Our appointment isn't until Tuesday but we are going to try to get there today. Also, the further north you get at this time of year, the more difficult it is to find RV Parks open. Many don't open until April or May. Fortunately, we are self-contained and have a generator so if we have to stop at a Wal-Mart we can have heat and electricity and water. Coming across Tennessee between Memphis and Nashville was almost like being in New England. The road was hilly and there were lots of trees. We actually lost the wide open spaces when we got to New Orleans. North of New Orleans we picked up a lot of trees and wooded areas. When we hit the Kentucky border the road (Route 65) improved dramatically. Kentucky, right from the border looks very neat and clean. There is a lot of green grass and the road is smooth and has 3 wide lanes with wide shoulders. The RV Park we are in is very nice. They are all pull through long sites with full hook-ups, wi-fi, and cable tv with a huge selection of channels. The only drawback is there's a railroad track right next to the park and the trains do whiz by. It was not an issue with sleeping however. I don't think there is a RV Park in the mid-west that doesn't have a train track nearby with trains that run all night. We have gotten so used to the noise that we don't even hear it. I don't think we will have wi-fi service for the next few days, so will write more when we leave Nappanee. If you need to reach us for anything call the house number - we have the phone forwarded to my cell phone.

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