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January 4, 2006

Road Trip Report, Day 1

6.5 hours, 400 miles

We got our stuff together this morning, and after a couple of quick errands, including getting a TripTik, tour books, and maps at AAA, headed out of Austin today at 3:30 PM. On our way up I-35, we stopped in West, Texas and picked up kolaches. They will go nicely with our South Texas grapefruit (thanks Mom and Dad) for breakfasts each morning.

We skirted the big D on I-35 and then headed east on I-20. Stopped along the way for a final Texas meal of Whataburger. Got into Shreveport just after 10 PM.

Tomorrow: on across Lousiana on I-20 to Mississippi, where we'll get on the Natchez Trace Parkway up to Tupelo and eventually Nashville.

Gotta get some sleep. More tomorrow if I can...

Posted by ljh at January 4, 2006 12:45 AM