On the Road Again
Trip Start Aug 18, 2008
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While the guys were out golfing, I tried one more time to get some photos of the hummingbirds, this time I took them from in the sun-room looking out. There are a couple of good shots, but not as clear as when you are not taking them trough a window.
Anne and I went to one of her pet-sitting jobs then out to lunch. Later in the afternoon, we drove her to the Botanical Gardens where she was attending her Master Gardener Class for the night (5 to 9)
This morning Leonard made Steve a big breakfast of bacon and eggs while I finished Anne's new website for her rental property on the Dutch side St. Maarten in the Caribbean - www.coralshore.com. A great winter spot for anyone looking for a great place to stay this winter for a winter vacation. Leonard and Anne made me a great BLT for lunch before heading on the road.
When we had everything loaded and ready to go, the truck would not start...somehow the battery died. Sitting in 92 degree weather for a week likely helped it along, but we felt blessed that we were not on the road before finding out that there was a problem. We stopped at Advanced Auto Parts and purchased a new battery before heading on the road...they even came out and installed it for us.
We traveled through Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee on our way to Little Rock Arkansas. We ran into several rainy spots but none of them lasted too long. The countryside from Huntsville to Memphis was rolling hill, farm country
From Memphis it seemed to take forever for us to get to Little Rock. We had called ahead to book a Choice Hotel - the Roadway Inn and Suites in Little Rock. The room was only $55 including tax...and when we got close to Little Rock we realized that the hotel was off our beat and track a little, but we were committed, so we decided to just go ahead with the reservation. The room was not bad, but clearly being an older hotel, the rooms had been smoked in even though they have tried to refurbish room...but we can't complain...for the price, it is a bed to sleep in and a place for the cats to roam around for the night.
We are off to Oklahoma City or west of there depending on what time we get going. The delay today with the battery made us have to drive in the dark...we didn't get settled until 10:00 PM. In the morning we are going to meet Judith Lear's son Jake and his wife Gina and 4 year old son Luke for breakfast. We are going to be staying with Judith and her husband Richard while we are in Santa Fe. I met Judith while in Italy last fall with Jane and the Knitaly group. I am looking forward to Steve meeting her and seeing her again. It is interesting that Judith has the same type of Lymphoma that both Anne and Leonard have. She is presently doing well as are Leonard and Anne so we can keep our prayers going for them all to keep well.