The Traveling Richters On the Road Again

August 15th, 2009 at 4:37 pm (AST) by Jake Richter

The case Jake was working on in Dallas settled a few days ago, so instead of spending the next five weeks together in Dallas while Jake worked, The Traveling Richters have instead opted to go traveling together and make up for the many months Jake has been apart from the rest of the family in the U.S. for business and research.

The original travel options included Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, China, Australia, Greece, Turkey, Russia, South Africa, and Scandinavia. However, we opted for something more unusual… a road trip through middle America.

On Monday morning we set forth from Dallas on an exploration of parts of northeastern Texas, northern Arkansas, the entertainment Mecca of Branson, Missouri, Tenneesse, and ultimately the Atlanta area of Georgia. None of us has previously spent any real amount of time in these states, so we hope to see and learn all sorts of different things.

Here’s our itinerary:

  • August 15-17 – Dallas, Texas
  • August 17-18 – Texarkana, Texas
  • August 18-19 – Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • August 19-26 – Branson, Missouri
  • August 26-28 – Little Rock, Arkansas
  • August 28-31 – Memphis, Tennessee
  • August 31 – September 4 – Nashville, Tennessee
  • September 4-6 – Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • September 6-8 – Braselton, Georgia
  • September 8-12 – Atlanta (Buckhead), Georgia

If any of you reading this are in any of these areas, or en route between these places and have time to show us cool and interesting things around your neck of the woods, please let us know. We’d be happy to reciprocate with a meal at a restaurant you’d recommend.


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7 Responses to “The Traveling Richters On the Road Again”

  1. kelly and linda Says:

    So near yet so far…..

  2. Jake Richter Says:

    I had suggest NOLA to Linda, but she said it was too hot and muggy in late August. Is it?

    By the way, you unsubscribed yourselves somehow…

  3. Mercy Says:

    Hope you guys watch Diners, Drive Ins and Dives on Food TV Network. Host Guy Fiere visits SO many great places to eat in all those places. Some good BBQ out that way!

  4. Clare Says:

    I live in Louisville, KY. If you were coming a bit further north, you would have lots of fun things to see and eat in my town! I could show you ’round. I’m a graduate student at the University of Louisville. I ran across your blog when I was doing research on Santiago de Compostela for a paper I was writing, and I really enjoyed reading about your adventures.

  5. Jake Richter Says:

    Thanks for the invite Clare, but that would unfortunately be a bit out of our planned itinerary. Maybe on the next road trip!

  6. Linda Richter Says:

    I photocopied two restaurants’ pages based on our planned travel from the “Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives” book. And we happened to have watched an episode featuring Pulled Pork Sushi from an Atlanta diner which we quickly search for on the FoodNetwork. We have all three high on our list of must tries.

  7. BFF Says:

    Hey cant wait to see yana! LOL