How can you not sing along with Dinah Shore?
I left home after lunch today. Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be racking up the miles – about 2,500 of them. It’s a long way to Crater Lake!
With temps already in the high 80’s in the sweltering south, I’m eager to reach more temperate latitudes soon. But I'm staying cool for now as both the generator and the A/C are purring along as I write this post just before sunset.
I’m over-nighting at the Itawamba County Welcome Center in Mississippi.
I learned about this spot from the Overnight Parking Database. It’s a lovely shady spot nestled in rolling hills along US 78. I received permission from the 24-hour security office to park for the night. The guard directed me to a lovely shady spot and even encouraged me to use my noisy generator.
As you can see, I’ve got my very own picnic table (!) in addition to free wi-fi, a dump station, spotlessly manicured grounds, and the promise of coffee and doughnuts in the AM. I consider myself welcomed. Thanks Mississippi!
So, a fine first day on the road.
The downside, of course, is leaving home and family.
|See what I mean?|
It's so very hard to leave but .... I just gotta see Olympic National Park!
I want to share my new techno-gadget for audio-books. I like this set-up. My Sansa Clip MP3 player attaches to the Kinivo speaker. Thanks to Joni, a fellow Roadtrekker, for the suggestion on the teeny tiny speaker with the big sound.
That's it for now. Tomorrow I'll continue north-by-northwest through Mississippi and Tennessee.