More than 2,700 miles. Nine states. A few looooong days on this solo road trip, but the weather was perfect and I snapped some spectacular scenery at 75+ miles per hour.
Over the past four days, I got to spend some quality time with some great people. I stayed with my friend Cari in Birmingham on Wednesday night. I met her (and her husband Spencer) at a dude ranch in Montana last summer. She is the epitome of southern hospitality — such a treat after four nights in hotels. A too-short but very sweet visit.
The reason I needed to get to Atlanta by Thursday was for this:
I met Stephanie within days of moving into Longden Hall, our freshman dorm at DePauw University, and we’ve been dear friends ever since. It was so much fun to see her family, old friends and make some new ones over the course of several wedding-related events.
And now, I’m in Savannah. It so happened that other friends from the dude ranch, Mo & Bethany, were trading a few days of northern Massachusetts snow for the golf-friendly climes of southern Georgia. What a treat to reconnect with almost all of the gang from this magical trip:
After a few days of many miles and a few days of tons of fun, it’s time to get down to business. I’m visiting two 923 Oaks tomorrow on my way back to Atlanta, and will spend the coming week making calls and knocking on doors.
I passed this sign yesterday, and think it’s a positive one for my journey ahead: