Published: October 3rd 2011October 3rd 2011
We've learned a lot on our summer travels, including seeing a variety of crops and transportation styles plus other aspects of America. Today the cotton looked pick-able in Tennessee (already stored in large cylindrical bales in Alabama), many bales of hay were being trucked to Texas, a humungous truck/rail inter modal transportation center in Tupalo,MS processed containers on a massive scale. The conditions of roads varied, even in a single state, but the worst seemed to be in Mississippi, equaling Oklahoma's and the old I -10 in Louisiana. I-75 in Florida proved to be the speedway for the worst drivers since we left California. The driving courtesies of the Northwest, mountain states and plains states seem to be missing in many drivers on the freeway of student life around Gainsville.
We drove into our driveway around 7:30 pm Sunday evening, having completed over 10,000 miles of sightseeing America and Canada in relative safety. We met many wonderful people, saw an amazing variety of sights while hearing the sounds of our land and hope to revisit some of these areas again.