After grabbing a second cup of coffee at the motel in Cairo, I went to Fort Defiance in Cairo to see where the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers meet. It’s nothing to really write home about (although I am blogging about it and posted it on Facebook) but it was pretty cool to see.
I left Ft. Defiance at around 10am and arrived in Memphis at around 2:30pm. I stopped early so I could set the van up as properly as I could (pics below), since I left Bartonville in much of a rush. I stayed at the Graceland Campground. Not because I’m an Elvis fan (and I am not an Elvis hater either, but not really a big fan) but because it was the only campground that answered when I called. I have noticed that many campground owners consider us campers/CUSTOMERS as bothersome pests. You would think they would be happy to take our money, but I digress.
It got down to 46 degrees over night, but I slept rather comfortably with my little 200 watt heater and numerous covers. I left Memphis at about 8am, got gas and coffee and headed for New Orleans, but I didn’t make it that far.