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#SS2Gridlife Day Three

The journey to Gridlife South hits the halfway point as we travel 725 miles up the Texas Panhandle

Mike Sabounchi
Aug 25, 2016

Day 3 of the Super Street to Gridlife trek was by far my longest day on the road. It involved 11 hours of driving in order to get to Memphis by 1am, so that I can be on time for our big meet/BBQ at SPEC Clutch the day before Gridlife.

Exented Photo 2/7   |   Exented

I started my morning off at the Extended Stay America in Amarillo, Texas, still full from the insanely large piece of meat from dinner the night before. I guess it was a blessing in disguise, because that meant I was able to skip breakfast and hit the road immediately.

Wind Photo 3/7   |   Wind

Driving through the Texas panhandle is not necessarily pretty by any means. There’s a whole lot of flat ground to be covered and not much to see but dirt and windmills.

Planes Photo 4/7   |   Planes

Once I got into Oklahoma, I passed a pretty rad vintage air museum, but I didn’t have time to stop so I snapped this pic as I drove by. Looks like I’ll be adding that to the list of places to visit on the way back.

Chuck Photo 5/7   |   Chuck

After I buzzed through Oklahoma, I made it to the Arkansas state line, which was a perfect place to pull off to get some gas. Little did I know I was about to find the best bumper sticker of my life. I immediately put that bad boy on the back of the Subaru and giggled in the parking lot for a good five minutes.

Truckshower Photo 6/7   |   Truckshower

Before I left the gas station I had to hit the restroom and I noticed that they had private showers?! I’ve never seen that before at a gas station/truck stop and I was so tempted to use one, but alas my schedule for the day was tight, so I had to keep moving.

Wh Photo 7/7   |   Wh

A few more tanks of gas later, I made it into Memphis and I was starving! Since I had yet to eat at one of the most famous restaurant chains in the country I figured it was a perfect opportunity to end my night with a meal from the good ol’ fashioned Waffle House.

This is where I’ll end the recap of Day 3 because everything else after that meal was a blur due to the syrup food coma. On to Day 4 and our meet/BBQ at SPEC in Alabama!

By Mike Sabounchi
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