From Wichita to Georgia
Last night, after making sure we had everything packed for our trip, Mel and I went to sleep at about midnight. We woke up at 4:00 a.m. and left at around 4:30. We didn't make it far, however, because about 20 minutes south of Wichita, there was a severe lightning storm with hail ranging from golfball-sized to baseball-sized pieces. I seriously thought the windshield of the car was going to shatter, so we pulled underneath an overpass and sat there for about 10-15 minutes until the storm passed.
The first two states we went through were Oklahoma and Arkansas. I have been through both of those states several times so I found them to be uneventful aside from it being hotter outside.
We stopped and ate lunch in Memphis, Tennessee and are thinking about staying the night there on the way back because we didn't really get to see much of it and it looked like a really cool city.
I got pulled over in Mississippi and recieved two tickets: one for going 82 mph in a 60 and the other for my driver's license being suspended. Oh well. The officer was actually pretty cool for not taking me to jail, and he had an interesting accent.
We made it through all of Alabama by nightfall and into Georgia, where we are now stopped about an hour short of the Florida state line. We have about a four-hour drive to Orlando tomorrow morning, and I'm exhausted, so...time for sleep.