We saw a swamp with cypress trees that at night would be straight out of a horror movie.
We wandered around a small town with an old fashioned bank clock, a “Catfish Museum” and decorated catfish scattered around town.
We toured the BB King museum.
And Magnolia trees lined downtown streets.
Oh how I loathe thee!
In past years we would drive 12-16 hour days (on interstates) to get to a destination. Then drive 12-16 hour days to get home by a deadline. Part of the allure of this trip was having no deadlines or schedules and consequently avoiding interstates as much as possible. So after spending 5 days vs. the usual 12 hours getting out of Florida we needed to get to central Mississippi on a schedule. So instead of the 4-6 hour driving days on back roads we spent 8 hours on the road today with more than a few of them on I10. Erratic and inattentive drivers were the rule of the day. Add that to the homogeneity of today’s America along the interstates and it became a less than enjoyable day.
So please do us a favor, if you spot us on an Interstate during our travels please flag us down and direct us to the nearest back-road!