Our last day of travel. By the end of the day we would be back in Greenville. Both of us were exhausted, as were the cats. We just wanted to get back home.
The day started with a high speed chase. As we were loading up the cars in the hotel parking lot we heard sirens and a motorcycle engine at high revs. The bike sped by with a police car in hot pursuit. The bike whipped between a few cars and made an illegal right turn, running a red light. The police car followed.
The cats weren’t too keen on another day of travel. Unlike the other hotels where we had stayed, the underneath of the bed was readily accessible. That’s where the cats were hiding and from which we had to extract them to get them in their travel crates. Afterwards I was glad I had a first aid kit available.
We added Ohio to our list. I had flown into some airport when diverted by weather, but it’s hard to claim a state if you just fly in and out. We only drove through a bit of it, but it was enough.
- Today – 540 miles
- Trip total – 2,919 miles
- States covered
- Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina
- It’s been interesting to watch the transitions – traveling through the land of “big rivers”, the Mississippi, the Wisconsin, the Ohio, and the French Broad. We spotted the first kudzu and the first flea market in Kentucky. The first Confederate flags were in Greenville County (although I’m sure there are more that weren’t along the interstate.)
- I-40 through the Pigeon River Gorge is still one of the lovelies stretches of interstate.
- The roads were much more crowded from Indianapolis to Greenville. We were longing for the wide open stretches in the west.
- It’s very green, hot and humid in this part of the world which is why tires for warm weather are a must here.
We pulled into our driveway at 6:00 pm. Glynda had the house cleaned, had our bedroom set up, and had dinner ready for us. I have a great sister. The cats remembered the place. They settled right in. I’m sure we will do the same.