Day 3: Birmingham, AL to Savannah, GA; I need a bed ASAP!

After my panic attack over the empty gas tank debacle; I checked the gas gauge every few minutes on Tuesday. I would be listening to CODE by Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs and then I would feel the panic creep back in.
Birmingham to Savannah is about a six hour drive but it took longer because there was a huge traffic jam in Atlanta. A stretcher was being pulled to a person in a pickup truck and the other car, which was facing against traffic, looked liked an accordion. The accident had been moved to the left side of the road but rubberneckers were drastically slowing traffic.


I also stopped to get Krystal Burgers for lunch. If you have never heard of Krystal Burgers they are kind of like White Castle Burgers but with more grease.

Other than that it was a pretty boring drive. Interstate driving is really great for listening to books. I set my cruise control and pressed play. The only thing to look at along this drive are trees and other cars.
exhaustedHowever, my body felt completely different. By the time I got to my room in Savannah I could barely move; my body was sore and I was extremely sleepy. I crashed on the bed and slept for five hours! It was FRACKING AWESOME. I really needed that nap.

By the time I woke up it was too late to do anything so I just went back to bed. Yep, I spent my first night in beautiful Savannah, Georgia asleep in bed.

Day One: Houston to Shreveport/Bossier City, LA

The Amazing Driving Cat

It was an easy, four-hour drive from Houston to Shreveport.  However, I had to stop three times to tighten the tarp in the back because I couldn’t see over the air bubble the wind was creating.

I was able to check in to my hotel in Bossier City, LA, freshen up and head off to Superior Grill on Line Avenue to meet a friend from 8th grade and high school.

SurprisedImagine my surprise when I stepped inside the restaurant and saw two other friends from 8th grade. They told me there was a thread on Facebook about getting everyone to meet up. The instigator of the thread and get together thought I was added to it. It was a great surprise.

Seinfeld Happy DanceI was very excited to see women I hadn’t seen in 20 years. We laughed and shared our lives over the next 4.5 hours. It was like no time had passed and we just picked up where we left off.

I didn’t get to see everyone I wanted to on this trip but when I drive back to Houston in November maybe we can get together then.

On the next leg of my trip I will try to make it to Birmingham, AL before nightfall.