Edited to add: We are going to arrive after 10 pm when we could have been here for two hours already! Thankfully after Little Rock things went smoothly. I can't believe that a reader of his blog was driving in the opposite direction! Small world!
We left Nashville, TN at 9 am today and we hoped to arrive in Texas (greater Dallas area) around 8 pm at the latest and we were on track to do that until Arkansas got on our way! :-(
There is a long stretch of road on I-40 in Eastern AK in which we were stuck for 2+ hours as traffic inexplicably came to a stand still and hen crawled for miles and miles until the road narrowed to one lane (with very poor signage, I must say).
I Googled feverishly, but it wasn't an accident, it's just the (seasonally abandoned) construction zone. On he way back we'll need to take a detour and we've already checked which exits. What may have made it worst today was hat it had been snowing and there was quite a bit of snow on he ground (not on he interstate). We took an exit for my son to go to the bathroom all gas stations were closed due to weather! (He had to go on the parking lot in the back).
After the road went back to its regular 2 lanes we thought thinks would go smoothly from then on, but no! There are a few more pockets of slow moving traffic. We're just hoping that after Little Rock things will get better, of else we may have to sleep on he road. :-(
We're dreading the trip back and second guessing our decision to make this super long road trip... Sigh. Gazer delay now? Oh and in less than an hour it'll be dark!
Wish us luck, I'll update this post later. Here's. photo from the road:
10 minutes ago