Although we had planned on taking two days for drive to Lindale, we got a good early start and decided to just go for it! Wanna come along?
We did get that nice early start – not to much traffic on this first stretch!
Actually not to much traffic on the next stretch either!
We opted to drive a portion of the Natchez Trace down to the interstate (I20) and we weren’t disappointed with the lovely time of no-stress driving!
Apparently there was significant hurricane damage though given the amount of debris along the side of the road in various places.
It was a great stretch of road – no commercial traffic and natural beauty all the way! (Well, except for the tree mess, but it’s still nature, right?) Soon enough, though, we were on I20, heading west to our TX destination. (Literally, I20 to our exit to the office.)
Yousers – those there are some BIG tires!
Shrevesport, LA –
The Texas Welcome Center
And here is our tiny house for the next several days!
We so thankful for our friend Bob who has loaned us his camper so we can be close to the office for the next few days. And we’re also so very thankful for a totally uneventful drive to get here!
I saved my favorite picture of the day for last, even though I took it while we were on that first dirt road. I don’t often make Gary stop so I can take a picture, but those pine trees, draped in the early morning fog just seemed too lovely to take on the fly!
Thanks for coming along on our little road trip!
We traveled the Natchez Trace for the first 250 miles of our drive to Ohio. We’d done the Trace back in 2005, stopping at most every historic spot along the way. We did some camping, some traipsing about with just the truck, and lots of exploring all the nooks and crannies of this beautiful drive. This time, however, it was just the shortest distance between point A (Kosciusko) and point B (Nashville). Now, I’m not saying it’s the quickest route, but my oh my, it did my blood pressure good! Two lanes, minimal shoulders (so Gary took his half out of middle when he could), 50-55 mph speed limit, no stop signs, traffic lights, or merge lanes, no commercial trucks and hardly any car traffic at all.
See what I mean? Ahhhh…..
All good things must come to an end, though, from Nashville to just outside of Columbus, it was Interstate all the way.
Oh and rain.
(That’s Cincinnati hiding in the mist.)
[Coming soon – a recap of our fun visit with the kiddos in Columbus]
All too soon (like this morning) we were headed for our summer destination, Montrose Bible Conference.
But as sometimes happens when your house has an engine, something just didn’t sound right, so we are currently snugged in at a transmission repair spot near Akron, OH, where they have given us an appointment for tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon.
We are very thankful that we’re self-contained, our waste tanks are empty, our fresh water and propane tanks are adequately full, and the generator is humming away. Flexibility is the name of the game. We’re safe, have food in the fridge (and a truck to go get more if we need it), and are praying for a quick (and economical) resolution tomorrow.
Meanwhile – here are some links to our travels down the beautiful Natchez Trace in October, 2005.
Along the Trace
Traveling the Trace
Moseying….Is that a word?
Enjoy the Memories!!! Mondays are for Memories, right?