Day 9: Hammering down and pushing through to home in Florida | Cross-Country Morgan Retrieval

Part 9 of Cross-Country Morgan Retrieval.

Sight unseen, we bought a 1952 Morgan on the other side of the country. Now the fun part: Tim and Margie Suddard get to retrieve it.

As the morning of day nine dawned, we faced a dilemma: Do we push ourselves and make it home from retrieving our barn-find Morgan in our final day?

We were sitting in northwest Louisiana, about 850 miles from home, and had been trying to drive about 500 to 600 miles per day. Do we stop 4 hours from home or just push through and avoid the hassle and expense of another night’s hotel room?

Push through we did.

After traveling through some beautiful farmland, we crossed the Mississippi River at about 10:30 a.m. We kept following Mississippi's Route 84, as it proved to be a very nice, mostly four-lane back road that took us almost all the way to Florida.

We had a nice lunch of catfish and shrimp near Laurel, Mississippi, and dinner at a McDonald's east of Tallahassee—our only fast food of the trip. We made it home just after midnight. 

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