We left Chattanooga and decided to drive back through Alabama and Mississippi on our way to Memphis for some BBQ. On the way we saw a sign for Russell Cave and decided to make a detour to see what it was all about. It was worth it. Tucked away off the beaten path was an archeological sight dating human habitation back 9000 years and a beautiful, electric green forest. We took advantage of stretching our legs and hiked into the forest on some well worn paths. It was raining and the drops of water clung to the leaves before dripping on the tops of our heads. Sometimes its worth getting off the chosen path for a little while.
There were two things I wanted while I was in Memphis…To see Sun Studios, where Johnny Cash was discovered and eat some ribs…Mission accomplished!