Long day, Long Story. Plans went astray. Mark was off early, Jack Jr was working late. We left at 5PM, with the boys wanting to drive all-night to catch up. The boys settled in.
With daddy at the helm
I love the mountains, we chose I-40 to leave NC on and therefore Went thru Valdese, NC passing this small mountain. The first mountain I ever climbed with Bub and Jim Page. In the South Mountains this is Called HIgh Peak. It was a big mountain to a 12-13 yr. old boy.
WE came thru Old Fort and there was a forest fire in out NC mountains, I hope it doesn’t do too much damage.
The first sunset. And I hope the only one seen while driving.
Above is the first break, Just inside Tennessee. Then Kentucky, Illinois to Missouri.
I drove until 12:30, Jack Jr drove to Around 4-5 AM, and I took over bringing us into St. Louis. Sherry and I are in a WAlmart parking lot. The boys have gone to explore St. Louis and the Arch.
Above is one glimpse of the ‘Gateway to the West’, The St. Louis Arch. Below brought some wow’s for some reason.
WE will over night in Columbia and hope to see some old friends.
Will do better when we get set up, I hope!!
Of course spotted an early 1950’s p/u