Memphis TN... 1430 miles from home and closing in on cub #2. The sign across the street from the Holiday Inn says.."ELVIS..HE DARED TO ROCK."
A great day of traveling. Itâ€™s nice to be back in the heartland. Living in AZ for the past fifteen years I have gained a new appreciation for this area of the good old USA where I grew up. As I got into the GREEN trees and GREEN fields of NE TX and SE AK my sinus passages cleared up and healed again. The clouds were hanging low and heavy near the ground, visibility down to about two miles, but only a very light mist of rain was falling. This kind of weather could be depressing to some but the GREEN was just overpowering to meâ€¦beautiful.
As I drove along past the small 20,30 and 40 A. pieces of ground cut into the thick tree growth that at one time had been farm fields, I wondered how many cubs had been used back then around here on those small plots. Not much of anything has been planted or even turned over yetâ€¦I guess due to all of the rain. Rivers, ponds and low-lying areas are filled to capacity.
The highway dept. was out doing their first cutting of the grass along the way. The fresh air was thick with oxygen, great smells and humidityâ€¦ it was very nice for a desert guy to enjoy. Saw a couple of beautiful old grey barns and recalled johnâ€™s story about the barn wood.
I saw three or four Farmall Mâ€™s and Hâ€™s that were dark brown, wet and rusting away in the fields along the roadway.
Had the distinct dishonor of passing the boyhood home of the dishonorable Pres. Bill Clitonâ€¦and oh yesâ€¦ before I forget...be sure to mark your calendarsâ€¦.only 190 more days until the Cliton Library in Little Rock opens. I know many will want to be thereâ€¦NOT.
Sorry for all the rambling on about green stuff. It is green where I live too, but not like this. With a little TLC and my new workinâ€™ cub maybe I will be able to make it greener in my part of AZ.
Hope to see and load up the â€™59 tomorrow morning over in KY.
Cub Hauler-Gitter is trackin' good..only problem so far has been a blown fuse that knocked out my traiker lights for about ten minutes.
I'll check back again tomorrow.
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