We woke up a little later than we did the day before (around 7:30). We got ready and went down to the continental breakfast. After breakfast we hit the road again. We went back to the Clinton Library, this time with my battery fully charged. I got to take pictures of everything I missed out on the day before. We also got to see a 12 minute film about how Clinton got his start in politics and a bit about his presidency. I don’t know what it was about the film but I got really emotional while watching it. He was a really great president, despite his personal issues, and I feel like we went so far backwards after he left office. But anyway.
After we left the Clinton Library, we went to the gift shop, which was only about a minute away. I expected it to be as impressive as the library, but I was really disappointed by it. It was full of overpriced knickknacks. It also kind of disgusted me after going to a place that I found so inspiring and impressive. It reminded me that money is king and most people are concerned only with making a profit. But that’s just me.
After that, we hit the road on our way to Mississippi (about a 2.5 hour drive). We did a quick pit stop at the Central High gift shop for people who didn’t have a chance to get anything the day before.
While on the road we watched “The Ugly Truth,” with Gerard Butler and Katherine Heigel. I own the movie and have seen it a ton of times but I watched it again anyway. We stopped for lunch at Gene’s Barbecue, then continued to our destination.
We were spending the night at the Shack Up Inn. It’s literally a bunch of shacks with a bunch of musical and historical paraphernalia. For most people, a step down from The Comfort Inn (but I’ll give it to them that it was all very original). I got really, lucky, though. Kim, Kate, and myself were assigned to Bills House. Literally a house larger than the house I live in. I got even luckier when I got the nicest bedroom in the house. Where most people had a small shack with a couple double beds, our house had an upstairs, a full kitchen, living room, master bedroom (my room), downstairs bedroom with attached bathroom, and upstairs bedroom. There was also a working Sauna and Hot tub in our house. There were so many cool little things we’d never have a chance to see all of them, but I got pictures of some.
After we got our housing assignments, we went to Ground Zero Blues Club (Morgan Freeman’s club). I got a fried green tomato sandwich (delicious). There was live music, and some of the girls (including VP Hobin and her husband, Jack), danced. It was a lot of fun. We stayed until about 10pm, then headed back to the Shack Up Inn.
Most people went to sleep right away, but Kim, Kate and I stayed up until about 12:30 and talked and got to know each other better. It was really nice. When we finally did got to sleep, my bed was just as nice as it was the night before. I slept very well.