It's about time.

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Friday, December 26, 2014

Four States, Four Road Delays.

Our Location today is Resaca, Georgia, U.S.A.

After leaving our family Christmas celebration last night we went home changed our clothes made a coffee to go and we were on our way to the storage yard. We made sure everything was secured in the trailer one last time then hooked up and were leaving the storage yard by 8:00. When we arrived at the U.S. immigrations there was only a short line of traffic ahead of us. With the usual questions and checking the trailer we were on our way down I-75 by 8:30 which is what we had hoped would happen after spending three hours for the same thing last year.
After a long day we stopped at Beaver Dam Ohio for the night after only driving 136.2 miles. Even with the Big Buddy heater running in the other room we still spent a cold night in the trailer which made us sleep past 7:30 this morning. Neither of us felt that rested because we kept waking due to the cold. After a light breakfast at Denny’s we topped off the fuel tank before getting on the road by 8:30 this morning.
We were cruising along making our way south in the state of Ohio when after only twenty miles we ran into a bottle neck of traffic through a construction zone. The strange thing was that there were no contractors working today but the traffic crawled at a snail’s pace bumper to bumper for nearly an hour.
Shortly after crossing into the state of Kentucky we found a Cracker Barrel where we enjoyed a tasty Catfish dinner. It was a good thing we did because not five miles up the road we were once again crawling along for well over a half hour. The problem this time was due to Gawkers. Two vehicles had minor damage with no injuries on the side of the road while the state trooper wrote out his report.
We stopped to use the Welcoming center as we entered Tennessee. This is not a very big center with very limited parking so you can imagine that the place was jammed. Back on the road we were making plans that would save us time tomorrow by travelling just a bit later today putting us into warmer weather. We should have known better than to do that! About ten miles before south bound I-75/I-40 separates to go east and west traffic again started to crawl. Even after we got on to I-75/I-40 west traffic continued to crawl until we finally made it back onto I-75 south.
At that point we were ready to pack it in but figured we’d stop at the first Flying J on I-75 in Georgia where we could have supper, spend the night in the RV parking section and then fuel up in the morning. We should have stopped then and there because that section of the road became another parking lot. That last fifty miles took us nearly two hours. We had supper at 9:00 tonight and will enjoy a better night of sleep in a warmer climate.  
If we had not had the delays we did we might have made it all the way to Florida but as it is we only drove 527.7 miles today. Once we are settled in tomorrow I’ll upload the pictures for the last few days. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

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6 comments:

  1. Continued safe travels and keep thinking warm weather will be here soon.

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  2. We have Mr Heater keeps us nice a toasty, but we do not run it when we sleep, just a nice heavy comforter and flannel sheets keeps us real comfy.
    Travel safe and enjoy the journey.

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  3. You appeared to be in the clutter of holiday travelers on your southern journey. By the time you read this, you should be basking in the southern climes that Florida should offer up.

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  4. Congrats on obtaining the PDD Gold Level for driving more than 500 miles in a day. Many try, few succeed. :c)

    Enjoy the warmth!

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  5. Oh we had terrible traffic south of Atlanta on I75 Tuesday. Welcome back to Florida and we'll try to keep the heat on for you!

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