My journey across America is coming to an end. My wife and I wanted to make our 30th wedding anniversary something special, so we planned a once-in-a-lifetime trip across America. Unfortunately, COVID and a few other events kept delaying the adventure. Finally, we were able to take the trip. It's been great, to say the least.
We jokingly called our journey "Planes, Trains and Automobiles", and laughed nervously hoping it wouldn't turn out the same as the movie of the same name. It hasn't. For me, its been a series of firsts:
First time visiting Chicago.
First time traveling and sleeping on a train.
First time in Utah.
First time Napa Valley.
First time seeing redwoods.
First time seeing whales.
First time in Oregon.
There is good and bad everywhere, but overall America is a great place. Americans are blessed beyond human comprehension to live in such a land at such a time in history. The people we've met across America and the West Coast have been kind and welcoming. The roads are good, and the views breathtaking . I am blessed to live in such a wonderful nation.
For my friends back in Alabama, its true: Dollar Generals are absolutely everywhere and you can buy sweet tea in any of them.
I've gotten a few good story ideas while I've been traveling, one of which is amazing. I'm looking forward to getting back home and returning to my keyboard.
See you when I get home.
From the road,