We left pretty early this morning and got back onto I-10. It didn’t take long to get to Louisiana. It was kinda rough passing by New Orleans without stopping, but it will have to wait for another trip. We needed to make up some distance and some time.
Fortunately, there was zero rain to run into today!
Apparently, we have this thing with leaving states twice except for Louisiana…only left that one once as we traveled back into Mississippi to head north up I-55. That was a very long trek!! Once we got to Jackson, we quickly realized how spoiled we had been so far. Let me be nice and just say that I NEVER want to drive through Jackson ever again!
There was a ton of construction and a ton of idiots driving through. I hated it. However, I’m very thankful that we thought to pick up some walkie-talkies so we could communicate with the boys following in Zakk’s car. There were so many lane changes, tractor-trailers speeding through, and morons that shouldn’t have a license. So glad we’re done with that!!!
The road opened up quite a bit for the rest of the drive and it was actually really nice. The scenery was pretty much the same – a lot of trees. However, the hills were a nice change. You don’t see a lot of that in Florida…lol.
Finally, we got to Memphis and going through there was much better than going through Jackson. There were still a lot cars and trucks on the road, but no one really stressed us out. Literally, fifteen minutes later we were out of Tennessee and into Arkansas. The bridge over the Mississippi River was awesome!
Then there was nothing in front of us for miles except flat farm land. We were beginning to wonder if we would ever find a place to stop for the night. We did…Osceola, Arkansas. For the first time in forever, we were asked if we wanted a smoking or non-smoking room and the television is not a flat-screen. :)
Well that’s about it for tonight. Again, please forgive any typos or grammar issues. We’ve been on the road all day and drove through four states (mostly Mississippi). The van is doing well and we are all planning on getting up early and getting back on the road.