From the Road… Getting There is Half the Fun.
And I do mean from the road. Our recent road trip was a whirlwind of activity. Over the next few posts I will share some of this experience with you. Sorry Nelia, we couldn’t make it to Colorado this time. But when we do get there, I hope you’ll have the welcome mat rolled out.
In order to evaluate possible relocation sites (employment upheaval – everyone in the country seems to be going through it) we decided to tour a couple of the cities that are possibilities. Our path led us from Florida to Georgia, through Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, then on to visit relatives in Texas.
Here’s a pictorial overview of the journey.
Brave explorers ready to go! Yes, the one in the back is knitting. It keeps her busy.
It takes about 8 hours for us to get out of Florida – it’s a tall skinny state like many of our beach goers (sorry no picture of that). However, here’s a lovely stretch of highway with yellow flowers as we near the state line. (I know, it’s a little disappointing after talk of sexy beach goers, but that is a sexy stretch of highway!)
After about seven hours of sitting in the car, we stopped to eat and stretch our legs. Still in Florida *sigh*.
Georgia is on my mind. We finally enter Atlanta SEVERAL hours later.
Nice view of Atlanta. I’ll have more on Atlanta in tomorrow’s post. After a couple of days in Atlanta – on to Texas. We passed through a few other states on the way.
Sweet Home Alabama! These tanks in Alabama look really cool, although I have no idea what’s in them.
Now we’re entering Mississippi! They have the best state welcome center – that I’ve ever been to. They give you a complimentary cup of ice cold soda. Feels great after sitting in the car for so long.
The Mississippi Welcome Center is even nicely decorated. I think I’d like to visit Mississippi again.
This is a view of the mighty Mississippi river with Louisiana in the distance.
Welcome to Louisiana!
Late that evening we roll into Texas. Jasmine is silhouetted against the sculpture outside the Texas welcome center.
It was late when we got Dallas, so no picture. We spent the night with our cousins. Poor things, how did they get stuck with us? We had a great time and they were wonderful hosts. Thank you L,V, N, and J !!!
Next morning – onto Austin.
Here is the classic overpass system- I love it when a whole bunch of overpasses cross each other!
Driving on the overpass! I know, I’m easily entertained.
This is the new commuter train that services the greater Austin area. Maybe we’ll get to try it out someday.
In Austin we were also taken in by generous relatives. Thanks for putting up with us R, R, K, and K !!! Well, this was the trip in a nutshell. Tomorrow I will post about Atlanta. See you then.