Sorry so slow around here. Got back to Nashville on Tuesday.

Left my house at 2 am, so by the time I got to Nashville it was all I could do to keep my eyes open (I had been awake all night).

Critter was, to say the least, not happy.


It’s about 9 or CairoIL_from_space_annotatedmore hours from my home to Nashville. If you go the Northern route, you pass through Fort Defiance, where Lewis & Clark spent several days star gazing and taking celestial readings.

Fort Defiance is unique for another reason. It is also the point where the Ohio and the Mississippi waters meet and converge.

Route 60 takes me from Kentucky, right over Fort Defiance, and all the way to Springfield, MO then I turn south from there to go home.

The biggest difference in the two routes is the scenery. If you have driven I-40 once, you’ve driven it a hundred times. I fall in to the latter category.

I took the Northern route going home. I took I-40 coming back. Time wise I didn’t see a difference. So I guess it doesn’t matter which way I go, I will say the taking 60 it seemed as if I had less traffic to contend with, and I didn’t have to run through any major cities like I do on the I-40 route.

But I got yet another sky line to add to my collection

"..but don't mention Memphis.."
“..but don’t mention Memphis..”

Last time I took 40 I couldn’t get a quick shot of Memphis. I was able to this time.

Sometimes I debate stopping and getting better skyline pictures, but this is the way I see the cities. And I take a lot of pictures because I want friends, family and my kids to see things the way I saw them. Such as through a windshield, or passing by.

Staged shots are nice and all, but my travels aren’t nice, and the quick shots can be fun. That and I rarely have the time to stop, find a good spot to take the picture, then get back on the road again.  However the biggest reason remains I want folks to see what I see. It’s as close as I can get to having folks with me when I travel, as I know my daughter for instance, wants to.

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3 Comments(+Add)

1   Boquisucio    
September 24th, 2009 at 08:06

Besides having the best darned ribs in the World, I DO like Memphis. For a while, I used to go there a couple times a year.

2   ry    
September 24th, 2009 at 18:18

Dude, I always loved taking 40. Can’t explain why, really. Beats 80 as far as I’m concerned. I’d rather travel 40 thru TX and NM than 80 thru WY and CO any day.

3   Bloodspite    
September 26th, 2009 at 09:28

Through New Mexico I did like, but in Arkansas and Oklahoma to me it’s just flat, straight nothing. I’d rather take 90 through the north :)