Day 2 – Cairo, IL, to Memphis TN

Day 2 – Cairo, IL, to Memphis TN

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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.

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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.

Front of the cabin behind the cab seats
Front of the cabin behind the cab seats
View from the back
View from the back
View of the bed/futon from the back
View of the bed/futon from the back
View of the front of the cabin from the back
View of the front of the cabin from the back
View of the back from the front of the cabin
View of the back from the front of the cabin
Driver's side of the cab
Driver’s side of the cab
The passenger side of the cab
The passenger side of the cab

 

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.

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