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Oct 08, 2008

If you need investment advice, here's some...
Buy stock in Motel 6.

We have been staying in Motel 6 establishments for the entire trip, and I expect their profits will be up this quarter. Tonight is our last night in a motel for a while, after signing up for an apartment here in Murfreesboro. I'm looking forward to some home-cooked meals for a change.

Overall, the trip was uneventful. We stopped in:
Barstow, CA
Flagstaff, AZ (2 nights - we needed a day off)
Tucumcari, NM
Shawnee, OK
West Memphis, AR
Murfreesboro, TN (2 nights)

Every hotel room shared the same glamorous decor.

We drove through some heavy rain storms in Oklahoma and Arkansas, and were awakened in West Memphis at 6am from some serious thunder. A welcome to weather again.

We decided to sign up for a 7-month lease with Carrington Park, an apartment community just off the Interstate in Murfreesboro, TN. Now that that task has been settled, we will be working on setting up a local bank account, transferring our auto insurance to Tennessee and adding some basic home furnishings that won't be provided when the POD arrives. This town has every imaginable store / franchise available. Just in the immediate area we drove through today, we saw many familiar shops and restaurants. I think this will be a good place to start our transition to the rural life. The most pleasant aspect of this new community is that the people are friendly and glad to talk with you - with eye contact even! It is a real change from life in the big city. JoAnna has already said that she feels at home, and it is only our first full day here. I'm very happy and I can't wait to find and build our home.


Kosmonaut said...

Go to Back Yard Burgers!

Russ said...

Man, Carrington Park looks awesome - I think I'm gonna pack up and come live there too....