The total mileage for the 3-day journey was 2,237, but who’s counting?
I’ll never do it again, but you’ve heard that before.
The Most Boring Road: The stretch of road between Jacksonville, FL, and Mobile, Al is approximately 430 miles and it deserves the award for the most boring section of road that I have ever had to drive on. Hands down, it wins. Six hours of highway monotony.
I listened to Megan’s playlist of music, twice. (She had to endure Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck, and Sean Hannity). I was pleased to see some bands and songs that I have listened to for years, (Sister Hazel, John Mayer, Zac Brown). The best, “new” band I heard was Augustana. I guess I missed them the first time around. Listen to Either Way.
The Best Beignets: I already mentioned stopping in Baton Rouge, visiting one of Megan’s friends and taking in some Beignets at the historic, Coffee Call.
The best, “Damn Good” tacos I have ever had come from Torchy’s Tacos and we enjoyed a repeat dinner there, where I also got to meet Andrew, the new (relatively) man in Megan’s life., It was a brief, yet positive encounter. I need to remind myself to send him the Rules For Dating My Daughters. (A classic post from the old blog)
I made the 966-mile trip back in fourteen and a half hours…that included a 20-minute power nap, just North of Mobile, AL on 65. I ate healthily. . . all my cheeseburgers had lettuce and tomato included.
The only disappointment was that the Dairy Queen, off I-20 in Thomson, GA did not have chocolate sprinkles for the ice cream cone that I needed to get me through the last hour to home. I had to settle for chocolate dipped and I suppose if that was the biggest challenge of the trip, I did pretty damn good.
It’s good to be back home and I’m glad that Megan and Martha are back with their friends, human and canine.