Friday, October 30, 2009

600 miles

I left  a little late this morning.  I had packed my car yesterday before the Robin Williams show, then when I got home I was too pumped up to go to sleep.  Then I was too hot under all of my covers.  Then I just tossed and turned.  I finally got to sleep and must have slept like a rock because when my Dad called this morning at 9am he woke me up!  Sheesh, I was planning on leaving my 9!

I finally got my body out the door at 10am and by the time I got my audio book picked out at Cracker Barrel and on the road again, it was 10:30am.  I hate those late starts because it means that my second day will be a long day too.  I'd rather one long day and one short one...and that long day is preferably the first day!

On the map above, the "B" marker is where I am tonight - Sevierville, TN.  I wanted to get through Knoxville, TN tonight while it wasn't busy.  I'm now safely snuggled into my Holiday Inn Express room right next to the big Bass Pro Shop store next door.  Those places are a lot of fun, even for a non outdoors girl.  Depending on when it opens, I may pop in there for a gander while I'm here. 

Speaking of shopping, I wanted to stop at the IKEA in Cincinnati, OH today but the traffic was awful and I decided that I didn't want to take a chance on it being worse an hour or so I drove by waving godbye to it.  Hillary and I were going to go to IKEA while I was in Michigan but with Zora being ill and then Hillary getting ill, there just wasn't a time when everyone was well and I was able to go.

OK, so another day on the road.  I hope I'll get on the road by about 8am and be in Jacksonville by 6pm.  Thanks for all of the well wishes and phone calls.  It's been a real treat.  THANK YOU!!



Just Breathe said...

Praying for your safety. I love IKEA and Bass Pro Shops are so much fun to walk around. I always find something I can't live without.

jennifer said...

I wish the connection had been better but I so enjoyed talking to you. Keep traveling safely. I'll be relieved to know that you are home and off the road.

Ruth Ann said...

You should have come to Pittsburgh to meet me and then Jacksonville is a straight shot south from the map!

Condo Blues said...

A short detour and you could have stopped by my house on your way home! I had the revamped chairs on the porch just waiting for you :)