I made my first drive to Nashville yesterday. I logged 13 and a half hours and 850 miles on Interstate 20, 30 and 40. It was actually an easy drive and I did not get tired at all. Part of the reason I enjoyed the drive was due to the fact that I had never driven this part of the country before and that made it interesting and entertaining. I drove from Abilene in central Texas to Nashville in middle Tennessee.
I'm used to driving through central and west Texas and I must confess the scenery can be pretty sparse (yes, I'm being kind). However the drive through east Texas and Arkansas was full of interesting sights. One thing I noticed when I stopped at two Interstate truck stops in Arkansans was how many people were wearing camo... I little scary to be honest. It makes you think back to the movie Deliverance!
Crossing over the bridge at Memphis was beautiful at night and then I encountered snow flurries about 45 miles outside of Nashville. It was a fitting way to roll into my new city. I spent the hours turning my Camry into a Cathedral and enjoying good worship music. I had a lot of time to think, pray, plan and declare God's blessings for 2012!