• Julianna Sweeney

Day 03 | Nashville, TN to Little Rock, AR


Today we left Nashville for Little Rock...

We've been sticking to intermittent fasting on this trip to 1) keep our health in check and 2) keep our pockets in check. We couldn't help but break the fast today though when Tyler found a little spot called The Waffle Taco (I linked it below). It was amazing!

At our first charging stop, we had the opportunity to explore Casey Jones' Village. It was so cool. Essentially it is this little mock town that's build around Casey Jones's house (click HERE for info on him). There was a restaurant, shops, museums and more in the square. It was a great little place to rest and learn a snippet of history.

On our way to Arkansas, we passed through Memphis to see Sun Studio and the history of the city. To put it frankly, it was NOTHING like we expected. To be fair, we did not get the chance to swing by Beale street, but the places we did see (Sun Studio and downtown) made it seem like the city was a ghost town. It was kind of eerie - barely anyone there, everything seemed to be run down and not very clean. It was sad to see, but you could tell that the city was gorgeous once upon a time.

From there, we crossed into Arkansas. The first part of the state is mostly flat farmland. Then we came up on Little Rock which is a huge sprawling city. Let me tell you, it was a STRESSFUL drive. So many distractions and crazy drivers. Our hotel was great though (I linked it below). Not sure we'll be heading back there any time soon, but it was a great learning experience for sure!

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STATS & HIGHLIGHTS

  • Total Duration: 6 h 10 mins

  • Miles Traveled: 432

  • States Traveled Through: Tennessee (TN), Arkansas (AR)

  • Our Favorite Part Of The Day: Casey Jones' Village

  • Our Least Favorite Part Of The Day: Memphis, TN

  • Music:

  • The second 3 albums in the Beatles discography

  • Highlights/Observations Of The Day:

  • We ate at a place called The Waffle Taco outside of Nashville for breakfast

  • We saw literal chunks missing in the middle of the highway

  • We noticed a disproportionate amount of missing or temporary license plates on the drive

  • We drove on Music Highway

  • We got to see Sun Studio

  • We got to see downtown Memphis and the Bass Pro Shops Pyramid

  • Memphis was a ghost town - not many people at all, dirty and run down but you can tell it was beautiful once upon a time

  • We stopped to charge in this cute little square called Casey Jones' Village

  • We got Chipotle for dinner

  • Little Rock was batshit crazy - dirty, stressful, sensory overload

  • Total Cost To Charge The Tesla:

  • $28.53 (2 stops)

  • Where We Stayed:

  • Little Rock, AR- Towneplace Suites by Marriott - Little Rock West. For all of the stress of Little Rock, this was actually a fantastic hotel.

  • The location was awesome - it was in a secluded area with a few other hotels away from all of the hustle and bustle

  • Everything was clean and the room was really nice

  • There was even a kitchenette in our room and it was the cheapest hotel of the trip at only $92.11

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Places To Eat:

  • Tyler found this little Mexican breakfast spot called The Waffle Taco just outside of Nashville. We absolutely LOVED it. Everything was delicious, the place was setup so cute and the service was great! We 10/10 recommend.

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Tomorrow we are headed to Texas (somewhere that I've been wanting to visit for a while). Will it live up to our expectations?? There's only one way to find out... See you then!​

Sending love always,

J.S.

SONG "Lost in My Mind" by The Head and the Heart

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