September 28, 2004 -- I picked my load up late last night at Greenville, Mississippi. I spent the night last night at a small truck stop just north of Clarksdale, Mississippi, which is about 75 miles south of Memphis on U.S. Hwy. 61. Mississippi has dramatically improved their road system in recent years. Most of U.S. Hwy. 61 is four lanes. I guess they must be spending the state portion of that gambling revenue on road improvement. Mississippi deserves a lot of credit for really having a dramatically improved state highway system.

Right now I've made it east of Knoxville, Tennessee where I've stopped to sleep. I have about 588 miles left to go to make it to Hazleton, Pennsylvania.