7000 miles give or take 1000 miles…
February 1st to mid March 2020.
The Route (roughly):
Charlotte NC, Atlanta GA, Montgomery AL, Louisville KY, Chicago IL, Lawrence KS, Boulder CO,
Salt Lake City, UT, San Francisco, CA, La Jolla CA, (maybe Mexico too), Tallahassee FL, Columbia SC.
Seeing Aunt Julia and ALL my cousins, Vanessa & Doc, Maurice, Jaime, Melissa, Kaitlin and Samir, Kelly and Family,
Charlie, Ally, Hudson, Julian, Pamela, Pat, Anabel, Niki, Kristi, Rebekah, Phifer and Edward, Daphne and Tara
and Andrew. Arlo will fly in at some perfect moment too.
Back in 2014:
6000 miles give or take 1000 miles….
Lyle and I begin by going to St. Augustine, FL then on to Virginia Keys Grassroots Festival.
From there, we say goodbye for 30 days. He goes on book tour and I head to St. Petersburg, then to see Daphne Holden for a night in Tallahassee, then up to see Paul Beezley in Alabama…could use some Alabama expertise…never been to that state. Down to Mississippi and over to New Orleans for a bit. Over to College Station, TX to see niece Laura & Dan, over to Austin, down to Big Bend TX, up to Marfa TX, up to Taos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. I have a month to do this and to go off course and explore little towns and bayous and parks. Lyle flys to Albuquerque and if I’m not insane by then, we’ll drive back to NC via Memphis, TN. That’s all I know for now! Taking suggestions!!
One Night, Anastasia State Park, St. Augustine, FL
Two Nights Virginia Keys Grassroots Festival, Key Biscayne, FL
One Night, Fort De Soto, St. Petersburg, FL
Three Nights Tallahassee, FL
Two Nights Jacksonville AL
Two Nights Jackson MS
Four Nights New Orleans, LA
(3 Pelham Hotel, 1 7th Ward)
One Night Vicksburg, MS
Three Nights College Station, TX
Two Nights Padre Island, TX
Two Nights Marfa TX
One Night Fort Davis TX
One Night Alpine TX
Two Nights College Station, TX
One Night Lubbock, TX
One Night Albuquerque, NM
One Night Santa Fe, NM
One NIght Taos, NM
One Night, Ojo Caliente, NM
One Night, Amarillo, TX
One Night, Gore, OK
One NIght, Hot Springs, AR
Two Nights, DeWitt, AR
One Night Waynesville, NC
HOME SWEET HOME!!!!
Actual Route Taken (a few backtracking events)
Actual Mileage: 7709 (that’s alot!)