Well I am leaving for Texas in a few hours. I have decided to avoid highways for the majority of the trip - this will take 12 extra hours total. Should be fun though, seeing a more intimate view of the country than I would on highways. I have a reservation at Townhouse Restaurant in Chilhowie VA tomorrow evening, which I will be sure to post about. Ill probably be doing random brief updates periodically throughout the trip so...stay tuned!