We awoke in the morning to puddles but dry pavement. A few areas of spotty rain met us along the way, but nothing to disturb our enjoyment of the day. At least not for those of us going Westbound. Eastbound there was a traffic event that went on for about 9 miles and as we drove past nothing was moving even an inch. I’m glad I was Westbound! When we made the Northbound trip we encountered a similar long, long, traffic delay in the opposite direction and I was amazed at how far the traffic backed up then. I-40 & I-30 are huge truck traffic routes and I was reminded of why I have avoided Arkansas in the past.
The day ended for us in Nacogdoches — the oldest town in Texas. We had a delightful Italian dinner at Auntie Pasta’s Restaurant. Eggplant Parmesan was wonderful and Peggy’s Fettuccine Alfredo was actually an alfredo — not some overcooked pasta with a bottled sauce.
I’m going to make this a short post, these driving days are tiring and we’ve got places to go.