Sunday, May 23, 2010
It's a Small, Often Beautiful, Sometimes Bizarre World!
But before that...we left Florida yesterday morning after a fabulous two weeks. I've never been a fan of that state until now and still, I prefer the Gulf side and the Panhandle to the more popular Atlantic coast and Keys.
We (meaning Rich of course) drove more than 400 miles yesterday from Panama City Beach, Florida to Tupelo, Mississippi where we 'camped' at a Wal-Mart. Passing through Hoover and Birmingham in Alabama brought back memories of our visit when Sandee and Shawn went to school in Tuscaloosa...Roll Tide Roll! From Birmingham to Tupelo we drove Hwy 78 through the longest stretch of undeveloped land we've seen in many years...beautiful rolling green hills and forests.
This morning we hit the road early and pulled into our KOA in Marion, Arkansas just west of Memphis, TN about 10 a.m. After going around Memphis, we crossed into Arkansas on the I-55 bridge over the Mississippi River...this state line crossing was a special one because until today there were only two states that Rich had never visited, Arkansas and Hawaii. Now he has been to 49 states! I'm not sure that he'll ever catch up to my 50 though!