Our last day in Asheville we had breakfast at Sunny Point Cafe which was also our first stop on arriving here. After breakfast Bob and Gail dropped us at the airport to pick up a rental car. They were very low on cars and the first car we got, a Toyota Camry, had a loud roar and did not appear to have been cleaned at all as we found a mask and phone charger in the car. After packing up we drove back to the airport and picked up a Chrysler 300 which was clean and drove much better.
We left David and Lynn’s after 7pm as we waited for Lisa to arrive home from work. We had an Airbnb reserved which overlooked the Cumberland River in downtown Nashville.
Since we were not downtown Nashville on the river we gave up our planned run along the river and headed for Memphis.
Our destination for the second night was Little Rock Arkansas, Sandy researched lodging options for the evening while en route and came up with The Empress of Little Rock which turned out to be a great little Bed & Breakfast.
Day three we are going from Little Rock to Bentonville Arkansas which should be called Waltonville as it is the birthplace of Walmart and the Walton family have left a huge impression on this small town. We are going there specifically to see Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art which opened in 2011. It was founded by Alice Walton, the daughter of Sam Walton, and designed by Moshe Safdie. Admission is free to all and it is rapidly becoming one of the top museums in the US.
After another delicious breakfast we headed out for our final nights stay before Denver, Dodge City Kansas. We crossed Kansas on all secondary roads avoiding the Interstate.
The official photographer and navigator took only two pictures in Kansas. Don’t know if that is a reflection on how boring Kansas is or whether she was just being lazy and playing Scrabble with friends too much. We arrived at our Airbnb in Denver before noon but Denver will be in our next blog.
We are septuagenarians doing our best to set an example as to what a good retirement looks and feels like. Feel free to travel along on a very personal journey with us. Just remember that the destination is not important, it is the journey that counts.
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