The rest of journey was uneventful as the rain had stopped well before our lunch stop. The scenery in Arkansas was a bit more interesting than Northeast Texas and the majority of the other drivers were also moving along at a pretty good pace. By midafternoon we were on the Hernando de Soto bridge crossing the Mississippi into Memphis, Tennessee. Our hotel, The River Inn of Harbor Town (River Inn), was right on Mud Island, which is almost directly under the bridge, on the eastern side. A couple of quick turns after exiting the highway dropped us right in front of the hotel. Before leaving the cars for the day, I checked all the fluid levels and tire pressures. All were spot on. Net net, both the Maserati Granturismo Cabrio and McLaren 650S Spider had turned in 450 flawless miles. A very helpful porter was on hand to help us unload both cars. Check in was quick, painless, and we were pampered with wine, water and cookies. In fact, the service at the River Inn was flawless throughout our brief stay.
The River Inn turned out to be a great find. I had picked it off a list on the Amex travel site as it looked highly karenable. Our room was a good size with several bottles of complimentary chilled water, cookies, and excellent fresh coffee. We had a lovely view over the Mississippi which also allowed plenty of natural light into the room. As it was still relatively early, we went for a walk around the Harbor Town area before heading back to the Hotel for a drink at the bar and an early dinner. Dinner was at Tugs, the most casual of the several restaurants in the hotel. While neither one of us can remember what our main courses were, the Gumbo I had as a starter was outstanding. After dinner we went for another walk around the block to digest before heading off to bed early as we had planned an early start again for the next day.
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