I spent a little more time checking out the beaches around Destin, and then hit the road again for Nashville, Tennessee. Another spot I've never been to!
I did a little googling of the top things to do and see in the area and immediately set out to hit them all in one afternoon. That's my style. ;)
I even found a band playing in a bar with a KC hat on! What are the odds!?
I crushed it. I saw all of Nashville in one afternoon. Ha, okay, not quite "all" but I saw a lot and most of what I wanted to see. So...back on the road to try and make it back to Kansas City -- or close.
I made it just through St. Louis before starting to doze off. Looks like another night of car camping for me! This time in a Wal-Mart parking lot. I bought some curtains for the windows to try and block some light. We'll see how that goes...
The next morning, I woke up well rested in the Wal-Mart parking lot. After going in to return the curtains I bought the night before (they didn't work too well!), I hit the road for home: Kansas City.
Windows down, music blasting, perfect morning. For about an hour. And then the storm clouds rolled in...
It got pretty nasty out and I even had to pull over! I never do that. I usually just blow through it, but my car was actually moving from the wind and the rain was so heavy I honestly couldn't see one foot in front of me. It made me feel a little better that every single other person was pulled over too. No one was driving through that one!
Anyways, I made it home mid-morning safe and sound. Another successful road trip and lots of new cities and states checked off the list!