29 Days – 6,500 Miles – 19 States – 7 National Parks
Several State Parks – 6,000+ Photos
1 Trillion Insects Squished by Car
From 108 Degrees to Snow
From 282 Feet Below Sea Level to 12,000+ Feet
Bison, Elk, Prairie Dogs, Lizards, Wild Horses
Elvis, Aliens, John Wayne Westerns
Walking In The Footsteps of Forrest Gump
After a year of planning, we had our bags packed and ready to leave after church on Sept 1st. Rather than driving to St Louis in one sitting on Monday, we drove about 250 miles on Sunday to Morehead, Kentucky. Then, on Monday, we drove the remaining 375 miles, arriving in time for a late BBQ lunch. Mmmmm.
We didn’t take many photos on this first leg since it’s familiar territory from home to St Louis
That night, we rested well. On Tuesday, we drove around the area looking at how much has changed since we left. Then, we met Richard and Marilyn Boyd, Dean Herr, and Katie Hanley for lunch at Golden Corral. It was great to see so many old friends and catch up on 10 years of news. After lunch, we drove over to the base to look around and shop at the Base Exchange. Beth met a friend, Penny, she has known since we were in Alaska. It was a great day!
Time to rest up for tomorrow’s drive to Joplin, Missouri as we venture into uncharted (for us) territory. See you tomorrow!
Mileage Days 1-3: 764 Miles (635 miles Morgantown to Scott AFB)