First RV Trip Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arkansas travel blog

Crossing the Mississippi at Memphis.

We're officially "back east" now.

See the strange pyramid, it's a giant Bass Pro/Ducks Unlimited

These over head signs all across TN said Solar Eclipse Aug.21st, Expect...

Buffalo Campground at Hurricane Mills, TN

The pool is right over there.

Our nice spot in the trees.

The family that owns it was very nice.

I like this Black & White Dutch Star. If I had it...

The next day, the 16th, we were off across I-40 toward Memphis and Nashville, which will be full circle from where we went up toward Montana. Our campground in Tennessee tonight called KOA Buffalo is right along the highway in Hurricane Mills, TN. Do you know what Hurricane Mills is known for? Loretta Lynn owns a ranch in Hurricane Mills, billed as "the 7th Largest Attraction in Tennessee", featuring a recording studio, museums, lodging, restaurants, western stores, and other attractions. She normally holds three holiday concerts annually at her ranch: Memorial Day Weekend, Fourth of July Weekend, and Labor Day Weekend.

Lynn's ranch, where she and her husband raised their children, is open for tourists to visit. Since 1982 the ranch has hosted Loretta Lynn's Amateur Motocross National Championship, the world's largest amateur motocross race, in addition to GNCC Racing events. The centerpiece of the ranch is her large plantation home; it also features a replica of her parents' cabin in Butcher Hollow. She no longer lives in the plantation home, but lives nearby on her land.

So anyway, our campground is right down the road from the Ranch. There’s a restaurant up the street called Loretta’s Kitchen. When we come back through here, maybe we’ll visit her home and museum. We hear the Log Cabin Restaurant across the street is better than Loretta’s Kitchen (which is a buffet like we just did twice), duly noted for future reference when traveling I-40 in Tennessee.

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