We finally got everything loaded and said our goodbyes on the 21st of September so we could begin our trek westward in order to be at our next scheduled Alpine Coach Rally in Pahrump, NV by the 29th.
I mentioned at the end of an earlier post (here) that I’ve been having problems downloading photos and got behind on the blog posts… It was great staying at my daughters house for the last two months and we got a lot of renovations done on their new house, but it was finally time to get back on the road.
I was able to secure the new scooter on the back of the Silverado with a receiver hitch carrier that I got from DiscountRacks.com for around $200. I wrote about getting the scooter in an earlier post (here).
We stopped just south of Bowling Green, KY at a Speedco and got an oil change and lube for around $300. I like Speedco because they work fast and let you supervise the work. They also do an oil analysis and give you the results right away. After a relatively late start to the day and stopping for the oil change, we only managed a little over 100 miles for our first day back on the road. We found an RV park/campground that offered the Passport America (←link) discount near Dickson, TN. The Tanbark Campground only cost us $13.75 for our overnight stay.
We noticed a passenger just under the main awning when we set up for the night. I wonder if we brought him all the way from Bowling Green?
After a good nights rest, we traveled on to Memphis (~180 miles) and settled on a campground called the Agricenter International RV Park which is actually located in Germantown, a suburb of Memphis. A full hook-up spot (30 amp) cost us $27. We arrived early enough after our relatively short travel day to still make it over to Graceland for a tour. This was a destination that Stilla has been wanting to visit for a long time. The RV park was probably a half hour away from Graceland but some friends had told us about it and said it was in a much safer neighborhood than the other RV parks around Graceland.
We set up in our site and disconnected the Silverado for our drive over to Graceland. We took lots of pictures, but I’ll only leave you with these select ones (below). Enjoy the tour:
Our total tour price was $85.50 for the both of us.
Front view of Graceland:
Inside the house:
Rear view of the house:
Elvis Presley’s burial site; where he, his parents, and grandmother, Minnie Mae Hood Presley, are buried:
One of several gift shops:
Elvis’ custom jets exhibit(s):
We really enjoyed the Graceland tour, now we can take it off the list 🙂
Back at the Agricenter RV Park, we were able to walk through the onsite Farmers Market the next morning before we continued our trek west on I-40.
Check back later for the next edition of our cross-country tour as we head to the Alpine Coach SoCal Rally in Pahrump, NV…