That is one boring drive. It might have been better had I been driving, but not by much. Charles is himself much better now, with the occasional relapse, as he had a couple of weekends ago -- with the fever and the beat-up feeling.
Jackson is about two hours away. It has all the popular stores, and local establishments, too. But after two hours of flatlands, who cares?
Sick people are dragged up and down that road all the time. Jackson has the hospitals and specialists, too.
New Orleans is farther -- 2-1/2 hours -- but the drive seems easier. Of course, in that direction one will eventually arrive in New Orleans.