Chasing the Sun–East to West Cross-Country Road Trip, Day 5

Today went a little differently than planned, but that’s probably for the best. Last night, technical difficulties with my host prevented me from publishing yesterday’s update on schedule, and kept me up until close to 3 AM. When I woke today at 8, I felt like poop. So I wanted to make good time so […]

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Chasing the Sun–East to West Cross-Country Road Trip, Day 4

Got out of the hotel at about 9:30 this morning and back tracked a little to hit a spot that was closed yesterday: The J.M Davis Arms and Historical Museum. This place has to have the largest collection of weapons I have ever seen under one roof. Everything from a Chinese hand cannon to modern […]

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Daily post delayed

Sorry all, but the post today will be delayed until at least tomorrow due to technical difficulties with my host, Site5. I will get it up as soon as possible. Unfortunately, since I was up way too late tonight editing this, I’ll need to rush through tomorrow and cover ground, so tomorrow’s post will be […]

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Chasing the Sun–East to West Cross-Country Road Trip, Day 3

We got up a little after 8 AM this morning, and headed out of Memphis on our way to Oklahoma City. We knew we were going to have a full day of driving ahead, so we planned to skip lunch and basically just push through. Before leaving Memphis, however, we had to stop by legendary […]

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Chasing the Sun–East to West Cross-Country Road Trip, Day 2

We started out the day by waking up at 8AM. This wasn’t by choice; for some reason we have had the horrible luck of picking hotels on first night of both journeys that have inadequate AC systems, so I woke up sweating. I was also nauseous, presumably from something that I ate last night, though […]

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Chasing the Sun–East to West Cross-Country Road Trip, Day 1

Today was the first day out on the trip back. After some debating we decided on the route I originally plotted for the return trip due to it being shorter, theoretically allowing us to stop and enjoy the sights a little more. We left out a little after 9 AM and headed southwest to the […]

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West to East Cross-Country Trip, Day 8

Well, today was kind of bitter-sweet, as it marks the end of our west-to-east journey, but it is the beginning of a week spent with family and friends, some of whom we haven’t seen in years. We started early as usual from Just outside of Atlanta, and went to Noah’s Ark, a wildlife sanctuary in […]

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West to East Cross-Country Trip–Day 7

We left this morning at 9:30AM and headed north to our only stop for today in Savannah, Ga. There, after about 20 minutes of cussing the senseless one-way streets, we finally arrived at the Georgia State Railroad Museum. After paying our admission, we went in and stayed about an hour. Beth took a ton of […]

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West to East Cross-Country Trip–Day 6

Tonight’s post will be a bit short, because while we had a great day, we didn’t really visit any scenic locations for photos. Instead, we spent the early morning recovering from last night’s festivities, and then drove straight through to Venice from Pensacola. We left Pensacola at around 11 AM and got to Venice around […]

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West to East Cross-Country Trip – Day 5

We left out this morning of 8:45 AM and headed south to Alexandria, LA. There we stopped in at Silver Dollar Pawn, home of the Cajun Pawn Stars. We did not get to meet any of the stars but we did see them all briefly. Amazingly, to me they all looked exactly like they do […]

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