Saturday, June 13, 2015

Go West Young Man! Winston-Salem, NC to Russellville, AR

We departed the small village of Tobaccoville (on the outskirts of Winston-Salem) in the early hours.  Country roads delivered us to US Route 52 where the looming visage of Pilot Mountain guided us northward.  We eventually connected to I-81 west which in turn brought us to I-40, the interstate that would eventually deliver us all the way to California
It was a day of much driving and few stops.  An interesting roadside photo opportunity was just across the highway from the Tennessee Welcome Center. A long closed music store hugged the roadside, but it remained distinct despite its abandoned status.
In Memphis, we stopped to see Sun Records Studios, which gave birth to the careers of Elvis, Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison among many others.  
Directly next door to Sun Records was Walker Radiator Works and its awesome retro-style sign.

Much more to come starting tomorrow as we slow down our pace and begin to hit the back roads, including Route 66.

Today's Music:
"On the Open Road" - from A Goofy Movie
"No Particular Place to Go" - Chuck Berry
"Go West, Young Man!" - Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters
"Between Winston-Salem and Nashville, Tennessee" - The Mills Brothers
"Tennessee" - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
"Give Me the Highway" - Vince Gill
"Jackson" - Johnny Cash and June Carter-Cash
"Memphis Blues" - Nat King Cole
"Memphis Tennessee" - Elvis Presley
"The Bug" - Mary Chapin Carpenter

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