Welcome to Tennessee!
I visited Stones River National Battlefield south of Nashville:
Part of the battlefield:
I overnighted at the Cracker Barrel of Morristown, Tennessee. See the trip map for today’s drive.
Good morning from the town park in San Jon, New Mexico:
I drove west into Texas, then Oklahoma and visited Chickasaw National Recreation Area:
I ran the nature trail, visiting the springs that made this park famous:
I continued into Arkansas to visit President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site:
I overnighted at the Walmart of Bryant, Arkansas. See the trip map for today’s drive.
I said goodbye to my parents before dawn and starting driving east.
Dawn over Lake Mead:
Sunrise over the Colorado River:
Snow near Flagstaff:
I stopped for a quick photo at Two Guns:
Entering New Mexico:
New Mexico sunset:
I continued east to overnight in the town park in San Jon, New Mexico. See the trip map for today’s drive.
This morning I ran the 8ish miles on the Mccullough Trail from Anthem to Henderson:
After my run, Trish and I and my parents hiked up to the top of the local hill to look down on their neighborhood:
This afternoon we visited with Tricia’s relatives, then returned to my parents’ house for dinner.
Trish and the kids flew back to New York late this evening. Tomorrow I start driving back to New York.
This morning was dead calm, and overnight my landing zone was parked in by off-roaders coming for the big weekend, so a launch was risky. We decided to pack up and drive north to Las Vegas where Trish and B will be flying in for a weekend with my parents.
On the way to Vegas we stopped in Boulder City at the information center for Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument: