We roadtripped it for Christmas and spent many days driving from Texas to Alabama, Alabama to Ohio then back again from the Ohio Valley to Cincinnati, then to Little Rock and finally home! It was exhausting and fun. I feel so lucky to have so many friends and family from coast to coast that we could just take a look at the map and realize we could visit friends along the way.
After nine states and approximately 3,000 miles, here’s what I’ve learned about our United States:
1. There are no less than 20 adult superstores on highways from Texas to Ohio. Boobie Bungalow in northern Alabama is the most inventive.
2. Billboards that say “Does highway advertising work? Just did!” are stupid.
3. Arkansas has the most churches in the nation per square mile. I know this having counted eleven churches in seven miles.
4. I hate being cold.
5. Homes decorated with lots of confederate flags are generally very trashy, regardless of what state you are in.
Other than my keen observations from the highway, I enjoyed seeing friends, eating too much, visiting Amish Country and giving gifts. Here are just a few of my most loved sights and sounds.
It was a blast, but I have to say I was so happy to see the temperature climb as we made our way back to Houston. Warmth!