I've started to realize just how much driving this trip is going to take.
Saturday was the most grueling, with constant rain through South Carolina and curvy mountain roads at night in Georgia.
The reward was well worth it — a relaxing Sunday with my niece Christina and her family. We went out to breakfast, visited Barnes & Noble, and picked out pumpkins for Christina and her son Liam to carve. Naps in front of some football game finished out the afternoon.
Christina and I roasted veggies in the camper while Darren cooked on the grill, an excellent birthday dinner!
Darren has travelled the country on his motorcycle, so he looked over my route and shared tips about Arizona.
Monday morning I headed south to visit my cousin Michael in southern Alabama.