Everyone knows that the Romans specialised is building straight roads for efficient travel. Well compared to the state of Mississippi it is clear they suffered from a distinct lack of ambition. Want to see how to build straight roads that seemingly go on for ever? Then come here. And its not just the highways, they are everywhere. Boring? No! Just set the cruise control, sit back and enjoy the ride – luxury. Naturally falling a sleep might create a few issues. However to para phrase Spike Milligan “driving’s not dangerous, crashing’s dangerous” ho ho! Oh yes, and how about a few roundabouts folks to avoid having to stop every 2 minutes (gross exaggeration to just make the point) for traffic lights that aways seem to favour the minor road flow.
Yesterday was a funny, slightly frustrating old day. Once again, apart from the BB King Museum, where we met Helen on reception a retired science teacher and old friend of BB’s, there was zero knowledge or interest from the locals and in a few cases no marker on the supposed spot. This meant in some instances we drove miles to find nothing in particular. I guess that The Blues Foundation, who are responsible for placing these markers, needs permission from land owners which won’t always be forthcoming. Nevertheless this won’t prevent me from sending them a stiff note (commonly know as “Smithy’) asking why they don’t at least point this out on their website.
Spare a thought for Linda, despite going down with a bad cold and sore throat (blame BA’s air-con – ‘allegedly’ just in case their lawyers are reading this) she bravely faced the road with me yesterday (seriously, what does she want??). My only tiny issue is that it affected her singing voice so that our two part harmonies were slightly out!
And so to the day….
Onwards to the town of Indianola (sounds like a fizzy drink produced in Bombay?)
Today, Wednesday (one week down, four to go) we are headed towards Clarksdale. Lots of really interesting places en route. Can’t wait. Linda spent 50 bucks (on 4 products – I was in the wrong business) on medicines from CVC’s yesterday. After such extravagance I’m just hoping that Linda is able to hit those top ‘C”s today. Had a good day y’all………………..