Thursday, September 11, 2008

Adventures with Cordy, September 11, 1976

[Below is day 5 in a series of road trip diary installments. To get the full context, start with Adventures with Cordy: A Road Trip Diary and follow the trail from there. --Amy]

When we last left the Fearsome Foursome, they were trying to pack 4 people's luggage in 1 car trunk with mediocre success. The following entry details the fifth day of the travel diary and first official day of the road trip:

September 11, 1976

Left Kingwood at 8:30 A.M. and the motel in Woodville, Texas had arranged for breakfast to be served at 11:00 A.M. Grits were served to those so desiring (Doris). Stopped in the city of Tenaka for cokes at an old-fashioned drug store. Continued to Jefferson for a visit of the Old River Port (A branch of the Red River in those days) and to see the many od homes (open to the public in June) and points of interest. Traveled on to Hot Springs, Arkansas.

I'm not sure what made them stop in Woodville, as it is off the US Highway 59 route they appeared to be taking to Arkansas. Must have been some good grits.

I'm also surprised that, though they stayed in Hot Springs, Arkansas, no other time was spent in the state. The father of both Lynn and Doris was from Arkansas. Wouldn't they want to see the town? Perhaps they didn't know anyone there or any details about that part of the family.

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