Day 2 (Tuesday 04/05/2016)
I hope everyone had a great Tuesday!
This year we are taking a different way home than we normally do. We are making a pit stop in Kansas. We started the day driving through the Alabama countryside on Highway 231… not much traffic. Listening to the Legends 96.9: Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Donna Fargo, Kenny Rogers, Merle Haggard, and Waylon Jennings made it all better. Old home memories… Lots of singing, good thing no one can hear us. Overall it was a nice peaceful day of driving; when Troy was driving I would be doing my Sudoku and crossword puzzles.
Most of the day was beautiful, sunny, and 65 degrees. We drove through the town of Troy and at the end of the month they have the TroyFest (April 23rd & 24th), unfortunately we missed by couple of weeks. The countryside was a beautiful sight and the lilacs are blooming.
After crossing into Mississippi, the 18 wheelers were everywhere. I felt I was a part of the set of “Smokey and the Bandit” and was passed by Cletus (Snowman) and Fred (dog) in their Kenworth Coors semi-truck trying to get the haul back to Atlanta.
Going into Arkansas we crossed over an old scenic bridge with two more right next to it. Soon after, I picked up my book and started reading. Before I knew it, we were in Springfield, Missouri and ready to stop for the night. Time flies when you have a good book you can’t not put down.
We ended the day with 850 miles and another beautiful sunset. Everywhere we travel and every state we go too, the sunsets are never the same and leave me memorized by their beauty.
P.S. “Country roads, take me home” ….. Ya gotta love a little John Denver too.