It’s been said that Tennessee is 3 distinct states geographically. The state is long and narrow, 900 miles across. It covers a lot of different terrain. East Tennessee, once a part of the Carolinas, is home to the Smoky Mountains, deeply primal forests, waterfalls, snow
“Choose Jesus or your (sic) toast.” Sign on the First Assembly of God, Trimble, TN
When we lived in Oxnard, CA we were aware that the state was suffering drought. Yet, Oxnard agriculture continued full tilt all year long. About every six weeks the fields were cleared of the debris of the recent harvest and planting started all over again.
“Consistency is not a human trait.”
Lincoln, Nebraska: our last two nights on the road. Lincoln, NE. A motel 6, a nice new one. By far the nicest we’ve stayed. Motel 6 advertises themselves as a pet friendly motel chain, This one certainly was. We marched right through the lobby with
Where did we go next? Turns out I’m lousy at geography. Something I’ve put on my list of subjects to brush up on. We went through of Utah. I made a careless U-Turn in Ogden screeching tires on the hot pavement as I turned. I
Driving the length of CA is like driving the breadth of Texas, you think you’ll never get out of the state. So it seems like forever until we get to OR. Beautiful forests, thousands of old growth trees as far as the eye can see.
Despite only 6 hours on the road this first day, I am tired and questioning my judgement. Maybe I didn’t think this through as well as I should have. I have, by coming this way, doubled the mileage and the hours it will take us
June 4th: We leave Oxnard: We are several days and several hours past the date I had set for our departure. “It’s ok” I tell myself “I really don’t have a schedule. We get there when we get there” I started planning this move in