Southern Comfort- Our Trip from Lightning in a Bottle to Bonnaroo
As we gear up for this summer’s travel the drive to Bonnaroo in Tennessee from Lightning in a Bottle in Southern California comes to mind. The ’77 GMC, Mark brought back to life made it all the way there with minor complications. We were very fortunate to meet a couple of angels aka experienced mechanics along the way. Mike Cowin was an awesome host in Palm Springs inviting us to chill poolside, relax and even let us take over his house to unpack, repack and do laundry. Most importantly he hooked us up with his desert angel mechanic Darren. We wouldn’t have made it without the love he put into the motorhome before we left.
Lots of desert, blue skies and open space along the route from Southern California to Tennessee. On Sunday, we stopped in Memphis for some local flavor at Interstate BBQ. Ask Mark about his favorite BBQ from the summer, he is becoming quite the connoisseur! Being Sunday we couldn’t find anywhere open to replace a part on our generator. By chance across the street from the BBQ place was Mr. Totten’s Repair Shop. Mr. Totten has been in business for over 40 years just happened to be in on Sunday working on his racecar. Mr. Totten stopped what he was doing, fixed the generator no problem and even took us site seeing around Memphis. We were pleasantly surprised all throughout the south by the constant southern hospitality and friendliness. Asking someone for directions meant they would show you where.