Days on the Road: 23
We explored the Memphis Zoo in a massive downpour, complete with one passed out panda and another who wouldn’t turn around to face us. But hey - pandas! We mostly had the zoo to ourselves human-wise, and very few animals were out too. More pictures to come later.
All in all, our Memphis Zoo experience felt a little like Jurassic Park, and we left soaking wet and a bit eaten up by mosquitos.
From there, we had a hell of a time getting out of Memphis, thanks to lots of flooded streets and construction. Between the insanity of trying to leave Memphis, the excessive construction in Arkansas, and a crazy accident in Texas that shut down the highway, today’s drive took almost four hours longer than expected and was generally pretty miserable.
However, despite all that, we arrived safely in Dallas and had a wonderful (but way too short) evening with our friends Katie and Nate and their son, Hudson. After some fantastic barbecue, good local beer, and hours of great conversation, we’re headed to bed.