The last few days of my drive were less exciting because of the trees on both sides of the road blocking the view.
I saw cops and robbers on my way back east and they all let me alone. I got tired of driving one night and took an exit only to find myself at a real dive of a motel, but didn’t want to get back on the road. I was lucky the whole trip with not getting bit by either dangerous animals or bugs, and not getting robbed by those scary guys staying at the same motel.
If you are afraid, a road trip isn’t for you, but if you need some excitement in your life it can be rewarding.
If it wasn’t for trucks there would be no traffic on rte. 40. The truckers let me alone too. I made a good choice buying the Taurus for this trip, as I feel the car was respected on the interstates, but I might trade it for a Ford pick up truck to do the next drive so I can go on the unpaved roads
Rte. 81 was so beautiful going through western VA yesterday in the mountains.
Nashville has TERRIBLE traffic and I was glad I took 440 instead of staying on 40 through it, because the cars kept moving fast even though it was very heavy traffic, and I saw total gridlock going west at 6:30 AM!
Now I’m home and I don’t have any food in the house, so, I’m back to doing boring stuff like grocery shopping, picking up mail and doing wash, etc.
It’s hot and humid here at Virginia Beach. I had great weather for my drive and also at the Ghost Ranch, it only rained a little one day and it was cool and dry all week.
I accomplished my goal at the Ghost Ranch which was to complete 2 paintings in one week. And it was a great trip!
Now I’ll buy a whole pound of fresh NC steamed shrimp and eat it all myself to celebrate. I loved the west, but I’ll never move there because the seafood is probably all frozen. mmmm steamed shrimp.