We left Beaumont and headed north to Shreveport and then made our way on Interstate 20 East towards Birmingham. We noticed that the alternator wasn't charging and we decided to stop near a Pilot Truck Stop in the town of Rae ville to see what was up. Our hunch was right and the truck would not start, so we asked a shop there called USA Truck Repair and the owner Jeff if he would put a new alternator in. He said that he would do all the work for the cost of the alternator and the labor would be free. Four Hours later and 11 pm, we where on the road again and headed for Birmingham four hours away. I only got two hours into the drive and couldn't go any longer so we stayed in a town called Clinton Mississippi right outside of Jackson. When we got up this morning a woman's organization who was staying at the same hotel came by the truck and shared some stories with us and bought some shirts, of course there was quite a few ladies who had some signatures to put on the truck. Also the Clinton High School cheerleaders came by for a photo opportunity with the truck.
We want to also tell everybody that we have a new riding buddy that has joined our group, a black Lab puppy that we got from a guy in Jasper Texas, Gavin Henderson, he said he found him and his two brothers on the side of the Highway and asked us if we would like him. The way it happened and why we stopped in that location, made it perfect, we could not say NO! We think we will call him Jasper and he will be in pink on this whole trip and probably in every picture.