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Anyone in Memphis, Nashville, Little Rock or surrounding areas?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Mayfly, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    Hey folks,

    I am going to be taking a trek southward for a new job and if anyone lives in Memphis, Nashville, Little Rock or the surrounding areas, you could be of help.

    I anticipate my drive ending in one of those cities, depending on exactly how far I feel like going in a given day. I would only be staying in the one city then continuing to the job. I am in need of a cheap hotel idea, a good park to sleep in, or if possible, a floor or a couch of someone's place to crash in, to cut down on expenses.

    If anyone to help a young writer out, please offer your suggestions or tips in here, or in a PM. Once again, I thank you kindly, and I look forward to your suggestions and ideas.

  2. Lucas Wiseman

    Lucas Wiseman Well-Known Member

    Re: Anyone in Memphis, Knoxville, Little Rock or surrounding areas?

    If you are going to Memphis, Knoxville and Little Rock in that order it's going to be a long trip :D

    Good luck, though, hope someone in the SJ Nation helps you out.
  3. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Re: Anyone in Memphis, Knoxville, Little Rock or surrounding areas?

    That's what I was thinking.

    If you get to Memphis, you're two hours from Little Rock. But it's a lonely two hours on I-40 unless you enjoy watching snow geese fly in formation.
  4. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    Re: Anyone in Memphis, Knoxville, Little Rock or surrounding areas?

    Well figuring I would have already been in the car for 14 hours, I am trying to decide where to call it a day. I will go as far as I feel. If I get an offer to stay in Little Rock, I'll make the extra two hour drive there, or if I am near Memphis and I remember someone said something, I'll stay there. I am looking for places to stay, be it in a hotel or with someone.

    Nashville - 12 hours
    Memphis - 15 hours
    Little Rock - 17 hours

    Those are the driving distances from where I will be coming. So I plan on staying in one place for one night then going on my merry way to the final destination.
  5. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    I assume you're taking 40 west from Nashvegas to Memphis.

    If you're really tired then stay in Nashville. There are a few hotels on the exits west of downtown but not as many as north and east.

    Plenty in Memphis and some in Jackson.
  6. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Yeah, stay in Nashville, man. 12 hours is a ton of driving -- especially by yourself.
  7. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Stop in Nashville to spend the night. The next day have lunch in Memphis, dinner in Little Rock.
  8. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Ooohhh, ooohhh. Pick me. Pick me. I can answer this one. Pick me.

    Central Barbecue. Little hole-in-the-wall near the Liberty Bowl.
  9. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Stay out on the west end of Nashville on I-40, you can get a decent place to sleep for the night for fairly cheap.
    When will you be making the trip?
  10. audreyld

    audreyld Guest

    I drove from DC to Little Rock in one day. It was sucky, but it made the next day's drive a lot shorter.
  11. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    All I can say is wow
  12. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Sounds like an SportsJournalists.com road trip in the making.
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