A few days into our trip, I gave a quick update about the weather. And it’s true–things don’t always go as planned.
If we went north, we’d hit bad weather in Missouri; our original route across Arkansas and Oklahoma City was the worst possible option; and if we went south through Dallas, we’d be driving through iced-over roads.
We stayed an extra night in Nashville, got drinks and some reallllllly delicious fried green tomatoes at Merchants, stopped in a couple of other bars for live music, and then wrapped up our evening with a second round of Nashville bbq at Jack’s Barbeque.
It was all so good.
The next morning, we made our way south. Way south…to a small town about 40 minutes outside of Baton Rouge, where Adam’s former boss lives. On our way, we stopped in Jackson, Mississippi at this wonderful shelter and dog park, so Maeby could get in some exercise. She had a blast.
The park was located at CARA – Community Animal Rescure & Adoption and I really don’t have enough nice things to say about the staff there.
As someone who is very passionate about animal rescues and shelters, I really admired the people who worked here, because they were kind and caring (and loved Maeby), and they were providing shelter to over 300 dogs. They take in strays and owner surrenders, help nurse sick dogs and cats back to health, and find homes for all of these animals. I don’t think I could ever do what these people do; I’d get too attached and have such a hard time dealing with some of the animal cruelty cases they handle on a daily basis. If you have a moment though, please check out and like their Facebook page. They are an amazing organization staffed by an incredible group of people.
There’s more to come…