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Road Trip Update – The Home Stretch

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.

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  1. HuanLiu says:

    Hi Gary, very happy to see you exploring the world… Have you came to India, you can have a different experience in india……

  2. Chris says:

    Gary, next time you’ll have to stop here in Huntsville, AL! There’s a whole lot to see and do in the deep south!

  3. Connie says:

    If you have a spare minute to stop by West Lafayette (Purdue University) on your way between Indianapolis and Illinois, send me an e-mail! Would love to meet you since I’m trying to decide my world tour right now! Take care

  4. Fida says:

    It looks like you drove by my house in British Columbia and we missed us ;-) Enjoy your shorter rides – I drove once between BC and Ontario in only 3 days (4,500 km) – I felt ants in my legs by the time I arrived – one get’s kind of itchy!

  5. Glad to hear you enjoyed your first taste of the South. Let me know if you are ever near my lovely home, the city of oaks, in Raleigh, NC

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