Tuesday was basically the travel day to home, with a stop at the
Flynn Creek Crater on the way. Then on to the Nashville Airport to turn in
the rental car. And from there I flew home to San Jose via Denver.
Flynn Creek Crater is easy to get to from I-40.
And it's easy to find the historical marker.
At the side of the road I was able to observe the typical
heavily-fractured rocks of an impact crater.
It's very different from the surrounding areas.
But between private property and thick Tennessee vegetation on the hills
that make up the central uplift of the crater, I wasn't going to get far
from the roads.
I explored some side roads but never got closer than 1/4 mile from
the center point coordinates, with private property in the way.
Thoughts of exploring to find the Hawkins Impact Cave were appearently
It was too hot and muggy for hiking that day anyway.
I'll have to come back later with organized tour where they've made
arrangements with the locals.
For the flight home from Nashville, the weather was a question.
If it had caused any delays, I would probably miss my connection in Denver.
There was a front approaching Nashvile. It was getting additional moisture
from Tropical Storm Hermine making landfall in Texas.
But we departed on time and quickly put the front behind us.
At sunset it made a nice wall of clouds behind us
to catch the last orange rays of light
and made some really nice photos to cap off the trip.
I think this day was the first time I actually stopped in all four
US mainland time zones in one day.
I started the day in Lake City in eastern Tennessee, in the part of the
state in Eastern Time.
On the drive westbound to Nashville, I entered Central Time in the morning
before I got to Flynn Creek Crater.
On the flight from Nashville to Denver, I crossed to Mountain Time.
On the flight from Denver to San Jose, I crossed back to Pacific Time,
which has always been home for me.