Today’s goal was to get close to Memphis TN.
The sun was rising again in spectacular fashion:
The weather pattern remains the same for 2 more days (hot and humid) but then it should be colder (mid 70ies) and drier air is moving in.
My route led me first to Newbern TN. As you might know Bern is the Capital of Switzerland, but I couldn’t find any link to Bern Switzerland:
I proceeded to Dyersburg TN:
TN was the last state to secede from the Union. The East of TN was pro-union while the West was pro-confederacy. The mid section was tipping the scale towards secession. Only VA saw more battles in the civil war but only in TN every county experienced battles or skirmishes.
Finally after more than 75 miles I reached Covington TN. It is less than 40 miles to the city limit of Memphis TN. I am not yet sure how to drive through Memphis. The East side seems to be safe but the airport area looks dangerous. I’ll figure it out.