74 Rum Boogie Cafe

On the Way Home

On Monday, Eileen and Sophal very kindly drove us to the Tupelo airport so that we could pick up a rental car to drive to Memphis.  On the way, we stopped at two historical sites: Shiloh National Military Park, where we learned about the ebb and flow of the two-day Civil War Battle of Shiloh, and the Tennessee River Museum in Savannah, with its displays of Mississippi Mound Builders and presentations on the role of the river in travel, commerce, and war since early times. 

After checking in at the airport hotel, we celebrated the final evening of this first leg of the Great Loop by eating barbecue and listening to great blues at the Rum Boogie Cafe on Beale Street in Memphis. The Eric Hughes band was playing, and we delighted in their funky blues style! At 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday we were on our way home, already looking forward to returning in November to start the second leg of our cruise, when we head for Florida’s West Coast.

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