Austin Tx to Alexandria, LA / 362 miles East Texas is very different from where I spent much of my time driving the last few months; western Texas and the famed Hill Country.
Day two: Alexandria LA to Houston, MS via Natchez Trace Parkway / 311 milesDawn never seemed to occur since a huge storm rolled into Alexandria Louisiana just as I was about to set off.
Houston, MS to Cookeville, TN via Natchez Trace Parkway & I40 / 305 mileHeading north again on the Natchez Trace parkway for the second day I stopped in Tupelo MS for coffee. Another historic downtown with lots of vacant storefronts.
Day four: Cookeville, TN to Asheville NC via I40/Tail of the Dragon/Blue Ridge Parkway – 270 milesInterstate I40 is an OK road if you have to travel the interstate although the abundance of police and overturned tractor-trailers do spoil the scenery
Day five: Asheville NC to Floyd, VA via Blue Ridge Parkway – 224 miles (planed) 261actual milesI hated to leave Asheville as its such a great city – so I stuck around for a couple of hours longer this morning then normal.
Floyd VA to Luray, VA vie BRP & Skyline Drive – 245 milesRain and cold greater me as I awoke in my private motel. Fortunately the diner next door was open and the smell of coffee was in the air.
After the tedious delays on Skyline Drive I decided to travel for miles rather then enjoyment and arrive at my Connecticut destination