We awake early and have a quick breakfast before hitting the road home. It is another foggy start to the day. We have another long day ahead of us. A 600 mile / 1000 km day. Our destination for tonight is Cincinnati Ohio.
Soon we are leaving Arkansas and entering Tennessee. We cross over the Hernando De Soto bridge and pass by the “Great American Pyramid” in Memphis Tennessee. This pyramid has a few other nick names. The “Memphians” call it the “Tomb of Doom” or the “Pyramid Arena”
A few hours further along, we see the familiar skyline of Nashville ahead of us. We easily recognize this skyline because of the iconic “Batman” building. This is the AT&T building in downtown Nashville TN.
The skies are clearing as we enter Kentucky.
We pass by a quilt barn and the National Corvette Museum as we race along I-65.
This RV caught our eye, there were lots of licence plates and bumper stickers plastered all over the back end.
The moon was rising in front of us and the sun was setting behind us as we drove the final miles to Cincinnati.
The Cincinatti skyline at dusk.
We arrived at the Best Western Mariemont shortly after 6pm. This Best Western is rated the number one hotel in Cincinnati on Trip Advisor. This is an old Tudor style hotel and we really enjoyed our stay here and when in the area, we will stay here again.
Usually we would stay at a hotel closer to the border or drive straight home, but a few days ago we got in touch with an online blogging friend of ours and agreed to get together for dinner. We have followed Denny Gibson’s blog these last several years because of his association with the Lincoln Highway and Route 66 and other scenic / historic roads that we have travelled. We read each others blogs and we have chased each other around the country on these back roads, but we never were in the same place at the same time. This was the perfect opportunity to finally meet because Denny lives in Cincinnati.
We met Denny in the restaurant on the main floor of the hotel, where we enjoyed a couple of beers and burgers and some great conversations about road trips past and planned. Thanks for your hospitality Denny, it was a great evening and very nice to finally meet you. I know our paths will cross and we look forward to seeing you again.
After dinner Denny recommended that we walk a short distance to a small ice cream shop. Graeter’s Ice Cream… the richest, creamiest ice cream that I have ever tasted. Even Karen would agree that it was very good and delicious, but for her nothing beats Baskin Robins Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream. We were still very full from dinner, so it was single scoops for each of us.
Here are some pictures of our room. The room even had a fireplace.
I spent a few minutes trying to figure out where the TV was and then I saw this little note.
With the push of a button, the portrait in the frame rolled up and there was our TV.
Tomorrow we will drive the final miles to home.