And The Winners Are. . .

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 winners:

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.


Inside of Torchy’s Taco’s


It’s good to be back home and I’m glad that Megan and Martha are back with their friends, human and canine.



Martha eats only Coffee Call Beignets.






About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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13 Responses to And The Winners Are. . .

  1. Candice says:

    You’re a good dad to make these long trips. At least you got some good eats out of the deal. I’ll have to find somewhere to try a beignet. I’ve heard of them, but I’m not sure what they are.

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  2. Live & Learn says:

    Augustana (Great Band), Dairy Queen, and Martha. What else does one need?!

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  3. josiesvoice says:

    Happy National Dog today(8/26/18) to Martha! She deserves another beignet or some other treat today!!!

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  4. This post made me smile Ray on so many levels. Love the mini travelogue for your route. I envy you, your beignets. I had one for the first time in my life this past January…and they lived up to their reputation.
    So glad you had a “healthy” cheeseburger!
    Keep up the good work dad! You have daughters who are very fortunate to have you as a dad.


  5. Debra says:

    A very exhausting but meaningful time, it would seem! Glad you’re all safely where you belong. The roads can be treacherous!

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  6. Dale says:

    I dunno, Ray… The Transcanada Highway that goes through Ontario is painful… Rocks and trees, rocks and trees… oh way! I think I saw water… rocks and trees… Towns are hundreds of miles apart… Snore….

    Great band!

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