One of my favorite TV families live in this state. The Duggar's live in Little Rock AK and I wish I could have gone by their house. But like many wishes on this trip, it didn't happen. I kept getting on our radio asking to make a pit stop but we needed to get threw Arkansas as soon as we could because there were dark clouds moving in.
After sleeping in our van a few nights, we really needed a shower. Dan found this hotel right off the road we were on that kinda looked sketchy. We got there in time for their breakfast buffet and took showers. Ella threw a mini fit because she wanted to take her "first" shower in Kentucky. That was defiantly not going to happen. She is so funny. I would love to have been in her brain when she thought that one up..lol.. After our showers we drove until we got to Somerset KY.
Driving threw AK, was very intense. Remember when I said there were dark clouds moving in. Well, we drove in the worst rain storm I have ever seen in my young age. I could not see our BIG U-Haul in front of me, and diesel trucks just zoomed passed me as if it wasn't raining. I think we drove like 25 miles an hour for a long time. Every time a diesel zoomed pass, it would knock my van around. I don't know how I drove in that.
Another thing that I noticed were a lot of crossed on top of hills. I think AK is part of the "bible belt". There was cross that really stood out to me. It was HUGE!! and it was all lit up. Maybe that was why I noticed it more. I also noticed that there were a lot of adult store bulletin boards. Nathaniel had asked me about a particular bill board and I was at loss of words. I just told him they were one of Satan's stores and we need to try hard and not read them. I thought that was kind of strange to see. When I mentioned how strange that was to my husband, he said that Satan will do anything to bring down church members.
When driving I was reminded of driving on the mountains of AZ. There were so many trees but they looked different then AZ trees. These trees were more full and thick. Amazing how creative our Heavenly Father is. That is one thing I love about KY. I get to see a types of God's creation. More then I saw in the Valley.
My next post will be about crossing the Mississippi River.