2600 miles and 11 states. Worth every minute.
The game. Never really was too upset. Didn't expect much going in just wanted a "game". A bit closer would have helped to silence the media and typical haters. Also, seems like at this point Denard could be used much better. Seemed like 'Bama played the run. All we had was Denard throwing the BOMB. Where is the ball control, short passing attack? Lets have some steady improvement and beat all the rivals this year.
Trip highlights (very high-level):
Springfield, IL - Land of Lincoln overview
Route 66 - Partial ride to St. Louis. Nice lunch at the Ariston Cafe.
St. Louis - Arch and tram ride
Kansas City - Great BBQ and Tiger game. Very nice people and town. Nice ballpark.
Kansas - Beautiful ride. No Isaac.
Oklahoma - Didn't really stop. Big country.
Texas - Great times in the Stockyards. Rodeo, TexMex, Billy Bobs, nice UM tailgate in Lincoln Square
Cowboy Stadium - Huge, very cool
Arkansas - So, So. Scary people
Tenn - Stopped in Memphis for some Beale Street and food at the Flying Fish. Saw Elvis
Kentucky - Mammoth Cave, Jim Beam Distillery.
Ohio - Just the most terrible drive ever. Worst state - roads and everything. sad.
What a great way to see some of the country. Many other interesting stops we just had to pass on but I will return to many.