November 9, 2010

My Roadtrip: An Aussie in America Day 16

Friday 8th November 1996

New Orleans to St Louis, Missouri via Atlanta, Georgia

It was with sadness that I left the Contiki tour to embark on the second stage of my visit to America. The tour continued on to New York and I flew onwards from New Orleans to Atlanta, Georgia where it was very cold and overcast.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is a huge airport. I had to catch an underground train just to get to the next concourse! There was a Delta Airlines representative there to help me find my way, because remember people, I was now on my own in the big wide world of America!

It was thrilling and scary at the same time.

I was only in Atlanta for a little while and had a connecting flight to St Louis, Missouri. When I arrived, I met for the first time my pen pal Mitzie, whom I had been writing to for 12 months. It was wonderful to meet her and her young daughter.....

We drove through Missouri, and Illinois and had dinner in Mt Vernon, Illinois. That sounds so strange to me now! Dinner in Illinois, WTF?

We then drove through Kentucky and arrived in Waverly, Tennessee at 9.30pm. I can't believe we drove through so many states in the one day......

I was so tired, and I was coming down with the flu so off to bed I went, but not before meeting Mitzies sister Mishelle and her family, who we were staying with....

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