So we're 45 minutes outside of Columbia...already way later than we wanted to be thanks to sleeping through the alarm...and I randomly ask Hamp where he put the tent....dead silence...that's right we actually left the tent at the house!! We had to turn around and go all the way back and get it which cost us a ton of time.
Camping Trip Take Two: Once we got back on the road...we discovered a quirky feature on the AC in the Jeep...whenever you accelerate it automatically shuts the vent door which causes the car to be warmer than expected ...Kota is of course crazy panting..so we stopped at a truck stop and purchased a Turbo Fan w/a clip mount and 2 super-snazzy sun shades w/suction cups.
Take Three: We finally started making some good time and of course since mishaps normally travel in 3's we were due one more unpleasantry: the sky completely fell out...I mean the rain was sideways!! We decided to pull over beneath an underpass and wait it out for a while.
Due to the delays we decided to spend the 1st night in Mississippi w/Wesa and then travel to Memphis in the morning...we'll spend all day in Memphis and have dinner w/Lindsay and then drive through the night to Amarillo, Texas!! We should arrive in Texas just in time to catch the sunrise...stay tuned :)