GOOD HOPE, Ala.--Somewhere along Interstate 65, on my way to Huntsville, Ala., the home of Space Camp, I hit exactly 1,000 miles of driving since Road Trip 2008 began.
I'm sure that there will be many more of these milestones, since I still have many, many more places to visit on this trip, and since last year's trip clocked 4,891 miles.
Still, I love to commemorate these round numbers, so bear with me.
It's been a busy 1,000 miles. Over the last week, Road Trip 2008 has taken me to a wide variety of places.
I spent a day backstage at La Nouba, the Cirque du Soleil's Disney World show, and then I moved onto more serious matters: A Lockheed Martin military simulation facility. As well, I toured Adacel's Orlando, Fla., headquarters, where I was shown some of the latest technology for helping air-traffic controllers be more efficient at their jobs.
Toward the end of the week, I visited Kennedy Space Center, both for a series of tours of different elements of that gigantic facility and then to watch the landing of the Space Shuttle Discovery.
Last night, I spent the evening in the gorgeous river town of Savannah, Ga. And now, I have stopped in Huntsville so that I can spend the day at Space Camp On Monday.
And then, well, it's on to the next 1,000 miles.