We arrived in Rosepine after a solid seventeen hours of driving! Today was pretty uneventful—we ate Subway only a hundred miles before stopping for gas next to a Cajun seafood hole-in-the-wall that looked awesome. Such is life, however, when you’re trying to make miles, quick food is the need at that point.
These long days are hard but still wonderful; I’m so happy I came. We’ll go an hour not talking but it feels good to be rolling down the road observing the country around you. Of course, this way of traveling also reminds me how much I can’t wait until the next time we’re able to just cruise at our own speed so I can stop to hold the baby alligators at the tourist trap, eat awesome food, and poke around small towns.
We’re spending the night here in Louisiana with Rick (a motorcycle buddy of Forrest’s who we visited in Tennessee a couple years ago) and his wife Roxanne. Tomorrow we’ll take off nice and early for the longest day of our trip—a 1,200 miler. We’re hoping to make it to Farmington, New Mexico by about 1am…