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Day 1

Location: Hattiesburg, MS

Miles Driven: 511.2

So after long last, I hit the road right around noon today.  Finally coming to the realization that this was it…this is what I’m doing for three months…gave me a few chills while driving, but good chills, nonetheless.  My first destination was Huntsville, AL, to meet up with Aunt Paula, Uncle Danny, their grandchild Maxie, and my cousin Robin.  The drive there was gorgeous, through Northwestern GA and Northeastern AL, despite a little rain along the way.

Guntersville Lake, AL

Northeastern Alabama

We all had a nice lunch together for a little while before I continued on my way.  I haven’t seen Paula, Danny, or Maxie since we met up in Nashville briefly in 2008, and I can’t recall the last time I saw Robin.

Little Maxie

Memere (Grandma) and Maxie

Danny, Paula, Me, Maxie, Robin

From Huntsville, I continued in a southwest direction towards New Orleans.  Passed through some beautiful southern country, got to see a few stars along the way, and then reached Hattiesburg around 11:30pm or so.  I’ll rest here and pick up the drive tomorrow.  GoogleMaps says the drive from here to New Orleans is just less than two hours away, so I made it farther than I originally thought I would.  So ideally I’ll get to the Big Easy Monday morning, and then I’ll spend the night there.

Great start to Day 1.


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  1. Robin
    May 31, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Hey Joey! Love the page great way to keep up with you on your travels 🙂 It was great seeing you wish you all the best in your adventures and hope you find everything your looking for and so much more! Take care and stay in touch!

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