Dixie road trip with Molly and Tilly
Tilly was moving to West Virginia, so Molly asked me to join them on their travels across country. We drove on Highway 40 most of the way, which is also known as Route 66. We traveled from California through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia before they dropped me off in Atlanta for my plane ride back to the Bay Area. Despite the anxiety about moving and traveling, we all made the best of the long days in the car and saw quite a few interesting sights along the way. These are just a few of them.

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Day 1: On our way out of California we had to drive through the high desert, where Madeline grew up.

Day 1 blog.

Day 2: Sights along Hwy 40 in Arizona at the Petrified Forest.

Day 2 Blog.

Welcome to the Petrified forest

Molly and Tilly with a velociraptor.

At the Petrified Forest.

Poor Tilly didn't like this statue at first.

Driving through the Painted Desert in Arizona.

Entering New Mexico

Scenic New Mexico

This is Alberquerque

Day 3: Sunrise over Texas

Day 3 Blog.

Oklahoma City

Wonderful breakfast in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City Memorial dedicated to the victims from the 1995 bombing.

Blog abput the memorial.


The Field of Empty Chairs

Jesus Wept

Fort Smith, Arkansas

Day 4: Rainy winter day in Little Rock, Arkansas

Day 4 Blog.

Central High School

 Little Rock, Arkansas


Memphis, Tennessee

Blog about Graceland.

The Mighty Mississippi River

The Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King, Jr. was murdered.

A dedication to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Memphis, Tennessee

Day 5: Love the Cracker Barrel. Birmingham, Alabama.

Day 5 Blog.

Atlanta, Georgia

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site.

Blog about MLK,Jr.

Where Martin Luther King Jr and his father pastored.



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