You can’t stop on the bridge over the Mississippi River to take your picture by this state line sign, so here’s the shots Heidi got as we drove across.
After visiting the grotto we meandered through downtown and headed over to Mud Island River Park.
Crystal Shrine Grotto in Memphis, TN was built by artist Dionicio Rodriquez in the 1930s, and was completed around 1938. On the National Register of Historic Places, this handmade cave of Bible scenes is a cool escape from the summer sun. You walk through a hole in a large concrete tree stump Abraham’s Oak …
This is the only graveyard of its kind in the world. Only coon hounds are allowed to be buried. Troop was the first dog laid to rest on September 4, 1937.
We ate our continental breakfast (oh so yummy), swiped enough bananas to get through the day, and took off at 7AM. Being Sunday there is NOBODY on the road. Easy driving. After taking our state line photos I made a friend who wanted to tag along to California (see photos).
Our friends Matthew Threadgill and Lauren Gibson were married on Saturday, June 19 at United Snellville Methodist Church. I had the honor of being one of Matthew’s groomsmen and Heidi and I were also the videographers of the occasion.
I guess we’ll try and do the “photo at every state sign” thing. Only 17 more to go.
Heidi has finished her first year of medical school and is now enjoying her last vacation for a very long time. To celebrate her success and to fulfill a lifelong dream, we will drive to California and back. We plan on camping in National Parks most of the time with a couple stops at friends’ …