It’s spring break and like so many other families we decided to hit the road, Chicagoland to New Orleans – OR BUST! This is officially the longest road trip we’ve ever taken.
Although I’ve been working towards the Volvo High Mileage Club for several years, we decided to rent a car instead. I want the miles, but I don’t want to drive my car like a speed demon either; so Enterprise it is.
I picked up the full-size Chevy Impala Friday morning as it was decided that we would be heading out shortly after 8am. On the ride home, I noticed the car had a “skunky” smell, but there was no time to return it. There was a schedule to keep and besides, the odor was nothing a little Febreze couldn’t fix.
It was later determined that the “skunky” smell was actually the last renter’s Subway trash left over – hidden in the arm rest. Thanks a lot Enterprise. Fast is great, but fast and clean is much better!
After fueling up, yeah, that’s right, fueling up (I always thought rental cars were delivered with a full tank too) we hit the road – our first stop Memphis, TN. It was an eight hour drive and after riding in a car for eight hours the full-size had magically transformed into a compact.
We had planned on touring a few museums that evening, but why push it? Tired and museums are really a bad mix, I don’t think you can truly appreciate and enjoy anything when you’re exhausted.
This is only a glimpse of so much history.
Historic Beale Street
I completely forgot we were in “Bear Country”.
Home of the Memphis Grizzles
This morning we woke up on the Gulf Coast and it’s 79 degrees. That trumps a Chicago spring of 35 degrees all day long.
I’m Just Sayin’…(Damn!)