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#3130296 - 01/18/13 10:33 PM Memphis to Greenville ??
WestTn Huntin'man
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I'm heading south to La. in the a.m. I usually take I55 from Memphis to Jackson Ms and cut over on I20. I wondering about going from Memphis to Greenville to Monroe La. Yahoo maps says to take 61. I've never been that way .Is it stop and go ?? or pretty much straight thru ??
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#3130305 - 01/18/13 10:42 PM Re: Memphis to Greenville ?? [Re: WestTn Huntin'man]
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It's been a while since I've made the drive, but I think it's a 6 vs. half-dozen comparison. 61 is 4-lane pretty much the whole way to Greenville with a few small towns to slow down through. I think the cut-over from I-55 is actually a little longer on time. Besides, it's pretty neat driving through the Delta, especially if you have some time to enjoy the ride.
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#3130308 - 01/18/13 10:45 PM Re: Memphis to Greenville ?? [Re: TAFKAP]
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Google maps shows it's actually about 50 miles longer to take I-55 to the Winona exit.
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#3130323 - 01/18/13 11:03 PM Re: Memphis to Greenville ?? [Re: TAFKAP]
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Personally, I'd take 55 to batesville. From batesville you could then take hwy 6 over to clarksdale and hit 61 or Take 6 and work down prior to clarksdale a couple different routes. Just too many small towns on 61 for me, 55 has no worries.

This way is a little longer vs 61 straight down, but better time can be made using 55, IMO.


Edited by westtntoms (01/18/13 11:04 PM)

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#3130325 - 01/18/13 11:05 PM Re: Memphis to Greenville ?? [Re: westtntoms]
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I went to school in Cleveland, made that drive many times.
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#3130367 - 01/19/13 12:30 AM Re: Memphis to Greenville ?? [Re: westtntoms]
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Due to in laws living in Greenville, I drive it too many times. Take 55 south till new exit for Tunica. In Tunica take 61 straight to Greenville. Don't get caught speeding. Its about 3 hrs down there. An 18 mph over ticket will run you $277. Be sure to stop and have some Shipley doughnuts in Greenville. Something about the dirty water there makes me eat a whole box myself.
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#3130368 - 01/19/13 12:36 AM Re: Memphis to Greenville ?? [Re: Asaltwpn1]
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I love driving down 61 through the Delta. Greenville is the Hot Tamale capital of the world.
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#3130371 - 01/19/13 12:47 AM Re: Memphis to Greenville ?? [Re: Poser]
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Are there any good junk stores along 61 ??
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#3130378 - 01/19/13 01:55 AM Re: Memphis to Greenville ?? [Re: Poser]
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
I love driving down 61 through the Delta. Greenville is the Hot Tamale capital of the world.


Back in the day 30 or so years ago, Doe's had the best tamales in the world. Don't know if they are still in business or are any good now.
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#3130393 - 01/19/13 05:31 AM Re: Memphis to Greenville ?? [Re: Dbllunger]
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 Originally Posted By: Dbllunger
 Originally Posted By: Poser
I love driving down 61 through the Delta. Greenville is the Hot Tamale capital of the world.


Back in the day 30 or so years ago, Doe's had the best tamales in the world. Don't know if they are still in business or are any good now.


Does is still there. Other good ones in Greenville are Hot Tamale Heaven, Fat Mama's and Scott's. Here a feature on Scott's: http://www.tamaletrail.com/OH_scotts.shtml

They have a Hot Tamale Festival there in October every year.
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#3130395 - 01/19/13 05:33 AM Re: Memphis to Greenville ?? [Re: WestTn Huntin'man]
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 Originally Posted By: WestTn Huntin'man
Are there any good junk stores along 61 ??


For the life of me, I can't think of one, though you'd certainly expect to find 1 or 2 along the way. There might be something in Cleveland or Greenville.
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#3130454 - 01/19/13 07:46 AM Re: Memphis to Greenville ?? [Re: Poser]
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Any one else before I leave ??
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#3130610 - 01/19/13 10:21 AM Re: Memphis to Greenville ?? [Re: westtntoms]
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 Originally Posted By: westtntoms
I went to school in Cleveland, made that drive many times.


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#3130611 - 01/19/13 10:22 AM Re: Memphis to Greenville ?? [Re: Dbllunger]
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 Originally Posted By: Dbllunger
 Originally Posted By: Poser
I love driving down 61 through the Delta. Greenville is the Hot Tamale capital of the world.


Back in the day 30 or so years ago, Doe's had the best tamales in the world. Don't know if they are still in business or are any good now.


Doe's is still open, and is generally considered one of the top steakhouses in the South.
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#3130613 - 01/19/13 10:23 AM Re: Memphis to Greenville ?? [Re: Poser]
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: WestTn Huntin'man
Are there any good junk stores along 61 ??


For the life of me, I can't think of one, though you'd certainly expect to find 1 or 2 along the way. There might be something in Cleveland or Greenville.


Might be some on Hwy 1 by the levee.....
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#3130992 - 01/19/13 06:06 PM Re: Memphis to Greenville ?? [Re: TAFKAP]
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Gonna try the scenic route on the way home . Takes for the info.
55 ended up being more scenic than usual.Saw several herds of deer ,gray and red fox,and several different hawks .Most of them were still a live and not dirt napping beside the highway . \:\)
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#3131054 - 01/19/13 06:42 PM Re: Memphis to Greenville ?? [Re: TAFKAP]
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 Originally Posted By: TAFKAP
 Originally Posted By: westtntoms
I went to school in Cleveland, made that drive many times.




Ha, that still chaps me. Fortunately that came along long after I was gone!

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#3138935 - 01/25/13 12:55 PM Re: Memphis to Greenville ?? [Re: westtntoms]
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Returned from my trip. Really joyed the Ms and La. Delta.
I thought I would try to share a little with ya'll about the trip. My Mother was going to see a niece that she helped raise.Stage 3 terminal cancer.I drove 9 nine hours to pick Mom up at the airport and be with her during this difficult time. I thought we would get a short visit. I ended up picking up the slack and helping a very tired husband for a week. It was one of the most emotional up and down experiences in my life.A lot of laughing ,crying ,and praying. I have never been in a house with so much love and faith .I'm serious you could feel it in the air.. People coming and going that had been affected by the couple.No telling how many marriages and lives they have saved with prayer,counseling and testimony.Long story short she got her check up and 6 months later having problems with ingestion, gas, ect. and they found it.Guys and Gals tell em and show em that you LOve them .Weather it is a spouse,family member or friend.No matter how much we hate going for check ups on our "Parts" \:\) you best be getting them and encouraging others to get them. and I mean full blown top to bottom all the nooks, crack's ,and crevices. Early detection of many cancers are treatable.
I'm sure the Pierson's prayer hot line to the lord has been going non stop but if you have a minute they can use all they can get.
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#3138950 - 01/25/13 01:06 PM Re: Memphis to Greenville ?? [Re: TAFKAP]
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 Originally Posted By: TAFKAP
Doe's is still open, and is generally considered one of the top steakhouses in the South.
One of the best steaks I have ever eaten was at Doe's back around 2000. I was working down at the Mouth of the White River and we made the drive to Greenville one night. If I am not mistaken, I still have a key-chain from there. Good food for sure.


Edited by Andy S. (01/25/13 01:07 PM)
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#3139023 - 01/25/13 01:50 PM Re: Memphis to Greenville ?? [Re: westtntoms]
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 Originally Posted By: westtntoms
 Originally Posted By: TAFKAP
 Originally Posted By: westtntoms
I went to school in Cleveland, made that drive many times.




Ha, that still chaps me. Fortunately that came along long after I was gone!


The Fighting Okra ! Left there in 1990 \:\)

Made a many a drive to Malmasion when going to school there


Edited by gtk (01/25/13 01:50 PM)
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#3139130 - 01/25/13 02:56 PM Re: Memphis to Greenville ?? [Re: gtk]
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 Originally Posted By: gtk
 Originally Posted By: westtntoms
 Originally Posted By: TAFKAP
 Originally Posted By: westtntoms
I went to school in Cleveland, made that drive many times.




Ha, that still chaps me. Fortunately that came along long after I was gone!


The Fighting Okra ! Left there in 1990 \:\)

Made a many a drive to Malmasion when going to school there


spent many afternoons there, (Malmasion), myself, except in the early 80's. Graduated in '83.

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