Daily Archives: November 20, 2009

Road Trip Update – The Home Stretch

Posted by on November 20, 2009

After two and a half months, I’m entering the last leg of the road trip. Today I’m just outside of Knoxville, Tennessee where I’ll be visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and taking photos. Tonight I hope to be in Nashville, then on Saturday I’ll be visiting Mammoth Cave in Kentucky and driving up to Indianapolis. From there I go to Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in Illinois, up to Chicago and back to Wisconsin for Thanksgiving.

Since I got back from the cruise on Monday I drove from Dallas through Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and a sliver of Georgia to get to Tennessee. It was my first time ever in the deep south and I found the drive to be pleasant. Given my schedule I didn’t have any time to explore the area, but I did leave me with the desire to go back.

All of my long haul driving (entire day behind the wheel) should now be behind me. Everything should be shorter trips of now more than a few hours with more stops. I’m ready to stop driving for a while. I’ve made up for all the driving I didn’t do when I was outside of the US.

If you are in Nashville or Chicago and would like to meet up, let me know.

Daily Travel Photo – Alexandria, Egypt

Posted by on November 20, 2009

Fort Qaitbay, Alexandria, Egypt

Fort Qaitbay, Alexandria, Egypt

Fort Qaitbay was built in 1477 on the ruins of the Lighthouse of Alexandria which stood on the exact spot the fort is located today. Immediately off the waters of the fort are the ruins of the lighthouse which can still be seen today. I went diving in the ruins of the Lighthouse of Alexandria.