Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Made it to Texas (Texarkana)

After last night's meal of catfish and hush puppies, we felt prepared to take the road again this morning. We watched the traffic reports and decided to loop around Nashville to pick up I-40 on the west side of the city. That worked fine for us. It was cold in the morning but the clouds burnt off. The only snow we saw was flying off the trailers of semis. Other than that, we noticed some small convoys of electric utility trucks from Indiana heading west. Probably going to Oklahoma City which was hit pretty hard.

We crossed the Mississippi in Memphis into Arkansas. From there we passed through Little Rock and picked up I-30 to Texarkana. The hotel (Marriott Fairfield) emailed me a pdf of updated directions to the hotel. Thought that was pretty good service especially as the highway was all torn up and the off ramps moved. Despite that I followed my Garmin and got a bit wrapped around the axle trying to find the hotel. I could see it but not find it....

Tomorrow we have a long day as we cross most of Texas. We pass through Dallas and make our way to Odessa which is on the other side of the state. It will take us all day.


  1. Odessa... on the other side of what???

  2. My bad. I just saw the rest of the post under the picture on the left side of the page.

    Glad you made it safely.

  3. Texas is such a big state. I can't believe you have been able to keep moving with all this nasty weather. Can't wait to read and see all the wonderful Sedona adventures of Tony and Judy 2011.

  4. Careful through Texas - lots of ice and empty spaces.

  5. Well, check out the latest blog to see how well we are moving....