Day Six: Beaumont, Texas to Jackson, Mississippi. Got a great picture of a "Beware of Alligators" sign at a rest stop. Drove to and through New Orleans, decided not to stop; one city is ultimately like another on a fast hop, and not much fun with sore feet. I ended up doing a lap of lake Pontchartrain, and had lunch at a Taco Bell where they were offering $11.00 an hour for counter help; it seems the labor market is REALLY tight, post hurricane; I spent most of my lunch talking to a strawberry blonde college student from Maryland who had come in JUST to take advantage of the absurd wages for the summer. I spent the night in Jackson, MS; I had never set foot in either Louisiana or Mississippi before.
Day Seven: Jackson, Mississippi to Mount Vernon, Illinois. Nothing in particular, except the following REALLY LAME JOKE...
((ring)) Dementia: Hello? Hyena: Name that tune. Dementia: Walking in Memphis. Hyena: Heh.
Ok, so I had never actually set foot in Memphis before, in spite of being within about 15 miles a couple of time.
Home tomorrow. Pictures and ruminations to follow.