(a special day thanks to the brave men of overlord)
the alternative route turned out to be old 20
filled with history and great scenery.
kathleen pierce was a walking encyclopedia with historical and geological information,
as well as lots of local colour.
shelby helped with keeping the car moving and just being a great road companion.
things went so well that i got back on schedule
and ended the day an hour early.
i celebrated with an hour break.
my first pure rest time in 28 days.
it was wonderful!
looking at the schedule ahead
it will be a while before i get such a luxury again.
but what an incredible trip this has been.
i went out to find the good old days
that i know are here today
and i have found them.
all manner of people
young and old
have taken time out of their lives
to help a cranky, demanding, old hillbilly chase a foolish dream.
i would not be here if it were not for them.
all the things i have seen, heard, felt, and learned have made my journey everything i hoped for.
the people have made it so much more.