We arrived in D.C. today. New York is so close I can almost feel the energy. The first thing we did upon entering the city was go to the zoo. Last year when we went the panda was pregnant so we didn't get to see her. Tomorrow is the baby panda's one year birthday and we got to see both him and his mother.
We left Nashville bright and early. We woke up at six and then took off as quickly as possible to Birmingham. First we grabbed a coffee and a muffin at Frothy Monkey which was a hip spot with some great food. In Birmingham we met with my grandma's cousin Hallita, who is the other remaining Cuban family member. We ate lunch at her assisted living place with her and her son. I wish we could have seen more of Birmingham, but there is never enough time.
Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2014
We drove from Kansas to Arkansas today via Oklahoma. Oklahoma has been the least pleasant state to drive through so far. I knew it was the most conservative state of the union (not a single district for Obama), but it was worse than even I could have expected. The roads were ill maintained yet they charged tolls to use them. We went through seven dollars worth of tolls on our drive through the state. Anyway, both Kansas and Arkansas have descent roads and rest stops, something that is almost totally absent in Oklahoma. We had a wonderful dinner with my mom's cousin Steve in his town of Conway, about thirty minutes away from Little Rock. Conway is home of the Toad Suck Daze festival. We are staying the night in Little Rock and tomorrow will do some exploring of the Clinton library and the state capitol before leaving.
Posted on Sunday, August 17, 2014
Next stop: Little Rock, Arkansas
Posted on Saturday, August 16, 2014
Posted on Friday, August 15, 2014