We pulled off the road after we crossed the Texas border so we could stand outside and watch the sunset. Again, we accented the beautiful scenery by throwing the Vortex around. Texas is so big that it makes it seem like you can’t even throw a ball like the Vortex very far.
Yesterday we drove from Fort Smith, Arkansas, across Oklahoma and into Amarillo Texas. We found the discontinued highway, Route 66 a little ways after Oklahoma City. There, we saw this cow!
Today we drove from Nashville, Tennessee to Fort Smith, Arkansas. We stopped for a while in Memphis and for a shorter while in Little Rock. One of the highlights of the day was pulling off the road by the Dardanelle Lake in Arkansas to play with a Vortex. This is a picture of Jeff and Steve doing that.
Waking up in Nashville. Yesterday we drove 10 hours from Winchester to check in to the Knight’s Inn. A two story hotel with people who- I’m trying not to judge but- REALLY look like drug addicts littered across the second floor outdoor walkway. Convinced we were going to be robbed (See Steve’s post about safeguarding) we tore up the room to find hiding spots for our stuff.
Jeff took soap and wrote “Hell Hath No Fury” and “REDRUM” on our mirrors to freak a burgler out. Which actually ended up backfiring as it scared the shit out of us. We’re cleaning up now.
One of the best moments we had yesterday should be prefaced with the fact that we were stressed out about the big chunk of driving we had to do, and were really hoping to get to Nashville before too late in order to experience the city. Unfortunately we were on pace to arrive past midnight. But then, suddenly Steve perked up from the back, his clock on his phone changed. We had crossed into the Central Time Zone and gained an hour. It was awesome.
Also of note, Jeff is great at riding mechanical bulls. Most people last between 3 and 10 seconds, Jeff lasted 28.
We made a stop in the Endless Caverns, and took a long tour through a massive cave that no one has ever found the end to.
I took this picture on our drive through the Shenandoah valley in Virginia. There’s a lot of green things to see out here.
Do move the bureau of drawers in front of the door connecting the adjacent room.
Don’t Hide your shit in a bath tub.
Do lift of the mattress and hide duffel bags under the box spring.
Don’t leave threatening notes on the ground and notes on the mirror written in soap that say “REDRUM”.
Do leave television on.
Don’t leave a $5 bill and $1.67 in change to try and “fool” the robber.
Do pull the shades all the way closed.
Don’t try and mess up the room so much that it has already been robbed.
Do create a person under the covers with pillows,
Don’t stay at The Knights Inn in Nashville Tennessee.
This is Jeff and Steve picking me up outside of work yesterday. We drove to the border of Pennsylvania before stopping to buy Doritos, Beef Jerkey, donuts and chocolate milk. Steve drove the first 300 miles and I drove the 60 or so to end up in Winchester, Virginia.