Cross Country Travels: The Saga Part 3; Back to Ohio

Happy Monday Y’all. I hope your week goes well!

So, the trip back to Ohio from Texas was an interesting one, to say the least. I drove up through Arkansas to Tennessee followed by Kentucky into Ohio. The drive was very pretty, but ever so boring. There isn’t a ton to say about this trip other than a few brief stories.

I felt like it took forever to get out of Texas. You can drive the length of Ohio in 5 or 6 hours. It took me that long just to get to the Dallas area. Arkansas looks like Texas, just more green. When I got to Tennessee that is where my first story happens. I found this to be amusing and entertaining. We’ve all heard the stories of rednecks, no matter the state, it would seem. Well, as soon as I crossed the state border there was a party of, around 6 or so, people riding ATV’s on the side of the highway. They were decked out in camo, just cruising along. I found it hysterical. At this point I had driven for around 8 hours, which may have had more to do with it than anything.

I drove past all the Loretta Lynn stuff as well. If you don’t know who she is do a quick Google, or watch Cole Miners Daughter. Good movie. I found it absolutely funny that there was a place called Loretta Lynn’s Kitchen. If you have seen the movie about her it is rumored that she couldn’t cook a lick. So the fact that she would have a restaurant named after her was giggle worthy to me.

Lastly, Where I stopped for the night in Tennessee, I was recommended a local joint for dinner. But it was closed so I went to the Waffle House next door and ordered myself some biscuits and gravy. Lord oh man. Those were the worst biscuits and gravy I had ever had. I don’t know if all Waffle Houses stink at them or what. I only got the biscuits because they were out of waffle mix.

So, these stories may be lame to you, but really writing them here is a way for me to remember this trip for years to come. Yes, it has little do with budgeting and I am terribly sorry about that. I mean I spent around $250 on gas both ways. Hotels were around $90 a night, on average. I really didn’t eat much on the way back because I was sad I had to say goodbye to my husband again, and I tend to lose my appetitie when I’m upset/sad/etc. So I hope you are enjoying this series. It’s pretty much over. The next post can pretty much cover the trip back down, back to Ohio and finally my return to Texas


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