four years ago today [2012.11.14]
i woke up in the guest room at my friend's home in houston. it was nice to have more space than the camper and to have a real shower in the morning. and it was good to see them as i hadn't seen them much after they had moved to houston. i headed east to continue on the drive to florida. i drove most of the day and stopped to meet a friend for dinner who was living in lousiana. we ate at a local place in her town.. it had a nice feel to it and we chatted for a couple hours. it was good to see her and catch up. afterwards, i got on the road and continued east to mississippi, where i spent the night at a rest area.
on this day, i had driven to and through all of the contiguous states in the country that were west of the mississippi river. it had been a ten week long journey by myself, and it was really great to get to see a number of familiar faces on the way home from the west coast. i was almost back to florida and was looking forward to taking a break from driving so much.