I took this video in the mountain pass in the area of Chattanooga, TN. Since coming through here as a child, I’ve NEVER seen the waterfalls like this. In Colorado, this is normal, but a rare sight in Tennessee. It had been raining there for three days straight and MUCH was under water. I drove in rain and sleet here.
26 cars in the ditch, 1 jack-knifed semi, 1 RV in the ditch, one bumper pull camper with the side ripped half off….all in Tennessee. I spent a total of almost 4 hours standing still or creeping in traffic before I would FINALLY get beyond Nashville. I was unimpressed as evidenced by this photo.
…and this is what I was staring at….
THEN I hit KY and got caught in a blizzard! I drove 40 mph across the west end of KY in a blizzard, at night. Thankfully, once I hit Southern IL, the roads were dry. I took no photos in KY for two reasons, it was too dark and I was not letting go of the wheel with both hands!
Running low on gas and finding nowhere to get gas, I pulled into a station and slept until they opened. It was 15 degrees that night. That cat and I slept in the sleeping bag together.
All said and done, I made it to IL in one piece. I did some good deeds along the way….
I met some interesting people, like this homeless guy who kept telling me what an awesome woman I was….he also thought he was Moses….I’m still awesome though, right??
…then there was Scott, who lives in his car and couldn’t be happier. He goes down to Daytona and sleeps sometimes, then comes back to the Flying J in St Augustine, FL.
All this so I could go from here:
To arrive here:
Honey, I’m home! 🙂