We’ve put some fantastic miles on the bike since our cross-country adventure last year. It was such an amazing experience that we’re doing it again. Except time we’ll be heading east from Dallas.
When I think back to just a year ago, Leah & I were so excited and nervous about doing this. We asked for and were blessed with so many suggestions about what to pack that I think we incorporated them all. It was a big list and we probably looked like the Beverly Hillbillies.
We feel so much more ready this time around. The big lesson was that it wasn’t about the technology or the gadgets. It was about the road. As each day passed last year, we became unconnected to the world, and closer to God and each other.
Come along this year and we’ll try our best to post after each day’s adventure. We had a ball taking turns sharing each other’s perspective on alternating days. Sign up or click to follow the blog, and check us out at Marriage Matters while you’re in the Like clicking mood.
We’re praying for a similar experience this year. We’re also packing fewer miles into most days so we can spend more time enjoying the locations and meet up with friends along the way. There might even be a Harry Connick, Jr. concert along the way. If you’re along the route, let’s connect if possible.
We’ll be heading toward different terrain than last year, so if you have good advice or experience, we’d love to hear about it. We’re connecting with friends from our church’s small group. It’s a married group of motorcycle enthusiasts from Gateway Church. They’re introducing us to cool places like the Tail of the Dragon at Deal’s Gap, TN and Blue Ridge Parkway, so please pitch in suggestions about these and more.
Here’s a tentative schedule. Let us know if you’re on the route. We head out for June
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Dallas to Hot Springs, AK
Hot Springs to Memphis, TN
Memphis to Nashville,TN
Nashville to Fort Knox, KY
Fort Knox to Lexington
Lexington to Charleston WV
Charleston, WV Seneca Rocks, WV
Seneca Rocks, WV to Skyline Drive VA (Shenandaoh Nat Park and Blue Ridge Pkwy)
Blue Ridge Pkwy to Washington Nat Forest to Beech Mountain to Cary, NC
Cary, NC to Asheville
Asheville to Charlotte
Charlotte to Bryson City to Chimney Rock to Blackberry Farm
Tellico Plains to Memphis, TN
Memphis to Monroe, LA
Monroe to Dallas