1/22/09, Clarksburg, TN - For the past 5 months, the team and I have been setting a pretty good pace to stay ahead of old man winter. We didn’t leave New Hampshire until late summer, so it’s been a challenge to round the western edge of the Appalachian foothills and still get far enough south to avoid the deep snows. Today it was in the upper 50’s and sunny, a beautiful day. Suddenly, I saw some white fluffy stuff, and I thought - oh no, not snow. And for once, it wasn’t. We’re now far enough south that soybeans and cotton have replaced soybeans and corn as the main cash crops. I have to admit, I like cotton bolls a lot better then snow balls!
It was a nice day for a wagon ride in the country. Shortly after we started, I met up with a nice guy, who stopped by with some hay and grain for us - thanks.
We drove around the west side of Huntingdon, stopping for lunch across the street from Walmart. We met several nice people and had a real nice lunch time.
Joyce is still feeling a little under the weather, so we kept to a nice slow pace for both the morning and afternoon.
Tonight we’re camped behind the Cowboy store in Clarksburg. Neal and his brothers have been great and we’re set up real comfortable. Because we’re sort of hidden behind the store, we only had a couple of visitors tonight, including a real nice family that stopped by to chat and left me with some homemade preserves and bread - thank you.
This was a warm, easygoing day of driving!