Monday, September 19
When I typed the date this evening, I remembered that this was my Grandma Hershey’s birthday. I checked. She would have been 119 today.
We were on the road this morning by 6 am. It was about 7 am before I could take good pictures.
It was a beautiful, hazy, hot morning in Texas – Cerwin thought about 80 degrees when we left the motel.
The sunrise was beautiful and I was pleased to get so many good pictures out the side window while traveling 70-75 mph. The speed limit was 75 at the time.
I missed more good pictures than I took, because of our speed.
We wanted to go home through Louisiana and Mississippi because they are the only two states in the lower 48 that we have never been through.
The mileage is similar as going through Tennessee and Arkansas, but we heard the roads were not as good in Louisiana, so didn’t want to take the chapel through that state. It was a bit rough several times, so we were glad we weren’t pulling a chapel.
We wanted to get something to eat about 10 am and pulled into a truck stop that was being renovated, so walked to the Sonic across the lot. I am going to miss the southern sweet tea when I get home. This was sweet mango.
I caught a glare from the window, but wanted you to see the window washers on the Horseshoe Casio near Shreveport.
There were a lot more tree-lined roads in Louisiana than I expected.
I did expect to see scenery like this.
I think this was rice.
Probably soybean harvest
It has been a long time since I saw a cotton field.
A pretty scene.
We have now crossed this river in every state in which it flows.
We have now been in each of the lower 48 states and Alaska. Now all we have left to see is Hawaii, and that is not a big draw for Cerwin, so we may never get there.
After 630 miles, we stopped to fuel and stay the night at a Pilot truck stop in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
We enjoyed a Subway supper. We missed breakfast today, so Cerwin got a breakfast sub and I chose a salad.
As I prepare to post this, it’s dark in the distance, but the truck stop is well lit and full of trucks and cars. Truck stops are busy, noisy places at night because every one lets their engines running so they have air conditioning. It is 85 degrees right now.
Tomorrow we head north – probably stopping in Wytheville, Virginia, for the night.