Layover question

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  1. Westmichwtrdog

    Westmichwtrdog Senior Refuge Member

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    We are driving from Michigan to Dallas and are hoping to make it to the Memphis area the first day. Should we stop before or just past in Forrest City? Any recommendations are appreciated. Steve
     
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    smashdn Elite Refuge Member

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    Where are you making the decision to track west, at Nashville or Indianapolis? The last time I was on I-55 in Arkansas it was not a good road.
     
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    bullpinnie Elite Refuge Member

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    Sounds like he is tracking west on I-40.

    I wouldn't stay in West Memphrica unless I had to.
     
  4. Westmichwtrdog

    Westmichwtrdog Senior Refuge Member

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    From Illinois on I57 to Mo I55 to I40 west. And Bull that's why I asked should we stop before or how far past west Memphis. Steeve
     
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    smashdn Elite Refuge Member

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    Get some throwed rolls in Sikeston from Lambert's. That will be north of where you were thinking about taking a break though.
     
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    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member

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    What, skeered of Satan worshippers? :dv
     
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    DisplacedDuck Senior Refuge Member

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    I second this.

    But to answer your question, I drive I-55 frequently and if it were me and I needed a place to stay I would stop shy of Memphis and get a room in Blytheville, Arkansas. It's still an hour out of Memphis, but there will be a lot more in the way of eateries and places to stay there than in Forrest City.

    Just my .02 though!
     
  8. Westmichwtrdog

    Westmichwtrdog Senior Refuge Member

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    Thank you all for the tips. Not sure what a throwed roll is but if we stop in Sykeston I will look for lamberts. Our plan is to go as far as we can on Friday and then Saturdays trip into Dallas will be shorter. I am told Texarkana is 18 hrs from where I live. Steve
     
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    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member

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    Lamberts is pretty well known down here, mostly for their "thrown rolls". They actually throw them to you.
     
  10. TheDuckSlayer

    TheDuckSlayer Elite Refuge Member

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    We got a lamberts in my county. It was the 2nd one, the original is in Branson I believe. Friend of mine's dad knows the owner, did some welding work for him a while back. I guess tourists like the novelty of thrown rolls, but I always thought the food wasnt anything special, to be honest. Reminded me a lot of Cracker Barrel. I always got the chicken fried steak.
     
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