Thursday, October 3, Meridian, MS to Shreveport, LA

Today started out with good weather and a complimentary breakfast that was pretty good! The staff of the hotel all assembled in the lobby to meet us and give us a warm send off for our trip. They heard about our story and the purpose of the trip and they asked me to say a few words. I got kind of emotional because it touched me so much that they were genuinely interested and cared for our cause of TBI. That’s the thing with a TBI, sometimes the emotions go from guard rail to guard rail. I almost never know how I’ll be feeling from one moment to the next. This was really cool.

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013

Then we rolled down the road, took some more photos, stopped for a stretch and had an amazing lunch at a place in Jackson, Mississippi called Walnut Hills Round Tables and Tea Room. We all sat around a big round table that had a lazy Susan in the middle. As soon as we sat down our waiter started bring out dishes to put on the lazy Susan. Coleslaw, collard greens, black-eyed peas, the best fried chicken any of us had enjoyed in a long time! It seemed to go on and on. Sweet tea and banana pudding for dessert. It was amazing! They couldn’t have been nicer.

We road out of town over the Mississippi River and a very cool bridge. I can’t wait to see those pictures.

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Speaking of getting my photos back, FedEx is playing a large role in this this project. Here’s a shout out to FedEx. Hope they don’t lose any of my film! Soon we’ll be getting them back. Hoping to have a preview of the first batch in Fort Worth.

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And you know, speaking of windshields, some days are good, some days are bad. Sometimes you’re the bug and sometimes you’re the windshield. I had a pretty good day today. I felt like the wind between the bug and the windshield.

A friend from high school set us all up with a super dinner at Chili’s. Should have a great sleep tonight in Shreveport and on to Fort Worth tomorrow! Can’t wait to see my little one. Better get my rest!

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10 thoughts on “Thursday, October 3, Meridian, MS to Shreveport, LA

  1. Walnut Hills is in historic Vicksburg, MS. 1.8 mi from I 20. Thanks, glad to have you all yesterday. We hope you have a beautiful and safe journey. Peace, Joyce and Staff

  2. Heading into the Heartland…and to see the receiver of all the hearts…sounds like a perfect day…great to be able to travel along with y’all.
    Keep on keeping on……..love Jane

  3. Walnut Hills Round Tables sounds like a grand place: i would love to have that on my menu tonight ha ha! I am following you and praying for this special journey! Susan Peoples (Friend of Jamie Thayer Jones …as she shared your story with me!)

  4. Brian, Here’s hoping you have many “windshield” days and few “bug” days. You look great in all of the pictures; the open road agrees with you! Y’all take care now, heah?

  5. I loved reading your posts as you traveled through the South. Hurray for fried chicken and not-so-sweet tea! When you were in Auburn, you were one hour from Columbus, GA where I grew up. Thank goodness power was restored in the hotel. Continued safe travels….

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