Friday, November 20, 2015

Destination Two >> Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee
Aaron and I have spent the last week in Memphis, Tennessee. Well, I guess, technically, that is a lie... our campground is actually in West Memphis, Arkansas right on the Mississippi River, but I can totally see Tennessee from here. Plus, we did nothing but work and sleep in West Memphis. So yeah, all the fun was had in the real Memphis.

This was the first full week of our... what are we calling this? journey? new life? whatever. In any case, this was the first week.

We parked the Airstream in Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Campground on Sunday night and there it stayed all week long. We worked, I had class, I did video calls, it was basically life as usual. Know what that means? It means it was pretty damn boring. But, we did go out to dinner in Memphis on Wednesday night, and it was the most delicious meal I have had in a long time.

We went to the Majestic Grille. Which was pretty cool because it is located in a building from 1913 that used to house a silent movie theater. So not only was the food amazing, the architecture was pretty interesting too. The reviews for the restaurant had me a little worried, because, many of them said that the service was terrible. But our waitress was great, and I probably wouldn't have cared anyway. Because one, my $10 drink had me decently buzzed, and two, oh my god the food, so stinkin' delicious.

Alright ya'll, that is all from Memphis. Now, we are hitching up and heading west! Hopefully it gets warm soon...

Do you have any must see Texas destinations? Dining recommendations receive top consideration.


Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee
The Majestic Grille
The Majestic GrilleThe Majestic Grille
The Majestic Grille
The Majestic GrilleThe Majestic Grille
The Majestic GrilleThe Majestic Grille
The Majestic Grille
Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Detour One >> Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

While Aaron and I were making the trip from Indiana to Missouri, we saw a road sign for the Indiana Dunes. Being from Michigan, we were like, "do you think they are real dunes?" Obviously, we had to go check it out. Turns out, they really are real dunes, but I was still much more excited about the really cool old building that we found. It was cold and ridiculously windy when we stopped, but it was a really cool national park. I would definitely love to go back in the summer sometime. 

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Destination One >> St. Louis




Aaron and I are almost one week into the first portion of our trip! We should probably have more of a plan, but that's really just not how we do things... I have absolutely no idea where we are going next, and all I can tell you is that it better be warm.

We started out in Indiana for a couple of days, but I'm not really counting that, because, it was horrible, and also because it was a required stop for Aaron's new job. Therefore, our first stop will always be known as St. Louis, Missouri.

I really don't know much at all about St. Louis, and I obviously knew even less before we visited. All I wanted to see was the Gateway Arch and that is exactly where we started. Aaron always spoils me and does exactly what I want to do. Probably because he is afraid I'll start sobbing in public about missing his dad. It could be love, but its probably fear.

So, we ended up parking the Airstream in the Downtown St. Louis RV Park, which was essentially a parking lot with hook-ups. That is totally not a complaint. It was perfect, there was very little nature at all, except for my super cute potted plant.

We spent two nights in Missouri so there wasn't a lot of time to explore, but besides the arch, we also made time to go on the Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tour. The Clydesdale horses were the absolute best part, but maybe that's because I'm not into beer?

The visit was short, but I had a really fun time. Could have been the beautiful weather, could have been that I finally stopped crying about leaving home, could be a mixture of things. But, I also learned a fun fact about Missouri during our visit.

Did you know that Missouri is known as the "show me state?"


According to Aaron I am the only one in America that did not know this piece of information. But hey, I know it now!

Downtown St. Louis
Downtown St. Louis
Downtown St. Louis

St. Louis Arch
St. Louis Arch
St. Louis Arch
St. Louis Arch
Downtown St. Louis
Downtown St. Louis
Downtown St. Louis

Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tour
Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tour
Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tour
Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tour
Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tour