A Memorable Memorial Day Longest Road Trip to Panama City Beach (‘Kadalora Kavithaigal’)

This long weekend for Memorial Day had been a memorable day for me. After a brief stay at Kentucky it was time for me to move ahead to Oregon in short. We planned out a little long road trip instead of just flying down to Panama Beach City. It was around 9 hours drive through Nashville (TN), Atlanta (GA) and touching through Texas borders it enters into Panama City in the sunshine state.

Little did I realize that my Gurudev had another Kadalora Kavithaigal engineered in parallel. But that is another story, in line of Thendral serial of Vikatan in SunTV.

31 May 2012

My room mate called me around 4 PM to pick me from workplace so that we can get set go on the road trip around 6 PM. After packing up the required things, we started around 6 PM towards Atlanta GA. On the way, we had a brief halt near Chattanoga TN for dinner. The state of agriculture and commerce (Tennessee) had a distinct respect for me. One of my first homesteading was based out of /TN/ without much knowledge of the state/country itself. You can check out the same at http://www.angelfire.com/tn/lakshminarasimhan/

After a slow sojourn through Nashville TN  (with tears),  we reached Atlanta around 1 AM to catch a brief wink of sleep at Marriot in Atlanta Downtown.

1st June 2012

We resumed our flagship journey towards the beach haven around 7 AM. After a brief breakfast on the suburbs of Atlanta and a little furore-fun near Alabama, we reached Panama hotel around 6 PM.  How would I look calling it as Goa of the West or should Goa be called Panama of India?

2nd June 2012

We did have a few beachside strolls and visits to neighborhood places in the city. The beach itself is quite enough to hold you enthralled in Her elegance and eloquence of Her roaring waves. La Belle Dame Sans Merci.

After an aggressive night prowls and patrols till 2 AM we returned back to the hotel to take brief rest.

3rd June 2012

After quick breakfasts and packups we planned two quick activities before starting back to our routine work. The state park and boat rides.  After relishing on these and empowered with a good lunch at a Chinese restaurant, we started back on home-bound trip. The cops did join us in the party. We were gifted with a ‘overspeeding ticket’ near Alabama.

Our initial plan was to pull up near Nashville TN around 12 AM and resume the journey to avoid a non-stop journey. But by the time we touched Nashville it was 3 AM and rather than disturbing our weekday schedules we decided to finish off the journey by another one and half hour drive. Did I skip a nap in the lap of Nashville or was it good for obvious reasons?