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    July 4th road trip, 8 States, 5 Cities and a new watch

    drove thru parts of 8 states and made stops at 5 cities along the way. From Georgia we drove through Alabama to Mississippi, to Arkansas, to Tennessee, to Missouri, to Kansas, to Illinois, to Kentucky, back to Tennessee, through Alabama and back to Georgia.....almost 2,000 miles in 5 days.


    First stop - Tupelo, Miss to see the birthplace of Elvis.








    On to Memphis, Tenn to Beale street for Blues and BBQ








    STAX Records Stage at a bar





    Night Life:





    Leaving Memphis we stopped at the HUGE Bass Pro Shop Pyramid with hotel, bowling alley, elevator to the top and the normal boats/hunting/camping gear





    View from on top. Mississippi River and Arkansas to the right.





    On to St. Louis for more BBQ and sightseeing


    Pappys BBQ: The line you see actually goes back then to right, loops back to the left to the outside and wraps all the way around from the back of the building to the side and front of the building....trust me the wait was worth it








    The Arch....we took the elevator to the top: 630ft











    looking down from the top:





    Stopped by the St. Louis Basilica on the way out....so beautiful, so powerful, so moving. I've never seen a shrine inside a church before....








    Next stop: Kansas City:


    Incredible facility and atmosphere at the Sporting KC Soccer Match:











    Public Library had books as the wall, it was pretty cool:











    It was closed, but we stopped by the Negro League Baseball Museum. Would have loved to go in and see the history inside.








    On to Nashville for concert, bars and more sightseeing. They had a few streets blocked off for just pedestrians...














    SWAT dudes at the ready on the rooftops





    Cheryl Crow Concert











    The next morning we hit The Ryman and the Grand ole Opry














    Aaaaaand back home finally...that's it - a whirlwind few days.
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    Re: July 4th road trip, 8 States, 5 Cities and a new watch

    sounds like a fun trip....also love the dial

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    Man, what a great trip! You should have taken more time, though. :) I love roadtrips and seeing the types of things you visited. Thanks for taking me along.

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    Re: July 4th road trip, 8 States, 5 Cities and a new watch

    Nice pictures. No use of the second time/GMT function on the bezel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LikeClockWork View Post
    sounds like a fun trip....also love the dial
    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by rfortson View Post
    Man, what a great trip! You should have taken more time, though. :) I love roadtrips and seeing the types of things you visited. Thanks for taking me along.
    Our normal trips are a few days in one place...Disney, DC, etc...this was our first "hit and run" trip. We saw alot more but also spent a lot of time driving so advantages to both. #goodtimes

    Quote Originally Posted by 6R15 View Post
    Nice pictures. No use of the second time/GMT function on the bezel?
    Thanks...I just set the time since we were in CT except for 1st and last day...but do love the rotatable GMT bezel more than the tachy on this one

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    I think you and the wife outta switch watches!
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    Looks like a fun trip, I really have to visit the US one day...
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    Re: July 4th road trip, 8 States, 5 Cities and a new watch

    Quote Originally Posted by I Like em BIG ! ! View Post
    I think you and the wife outta switch watches!
    The SubC is all hers...I get to borrow it sometimes :)

    Quote Originally Posted by paulopiper View Post
    Looks like a fun trip, I really have to visit the US one day...
    Thanks and likewise, I'd love to get over the pond one day!

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    Re: July 4th road trip, 8 States, 5 Cities and a new watch

    Pretty funny... most of these are you taking pix of your watch, or your wife taking pix of you, taking pix of your watch!
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    Congratulations on your trip and lovely watch.

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