I'm blogging from Tuscaloosa, AL this afternoon, having recently pulled in and found a motel. Milady is having a combination funeral/family reunion this weekend. I've been designated the photographer.
We made good time. In motorcycling parlance, I whacked Mississippi, traveling at speeds over 80+ mph virtually the whole way. Mapquest calls it 365 miles and I traveled it in just over 6 hours. If Louisiana had better roads, we'd have done better. I traveled on 2 lane roads from our house, to Natchez, MS. We picked up good high speed roads in Mississippi and stayed on them the rest of the way. The road network in North Louisiana sucks, and doesn't seem to be getting any better. Alexandria/Pineville has just exactly one 4-lane road leading out of town, and it is an Interstate.
There is a town in Mississippi called Chunky. Whazzup with that? There is also a town called West, MS. It's in the north/central part of the state. Strange.