It's about time.

Many of you that can relate to this. Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" to follow our dreams.

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Not There Yet.

Our Location today is Lake Park, Georgia, U.S.A.

After spending our second night on the road at the Flying J in Resaca Georgia we felt better rested and not as cold. We didn’t have to run our Big Buddy heater like the first night out either. Then again we weren’t fogging the inside of the trailer with our breath like the first night. What was strange was that we once again woke up after 7:30 and by the time we had breakfast, fueled the truck and topped up our propane tanks it was nearly 9:30. After settling the bill I was on my way to the truck when Denny who was fueling next to me started talking. He and his wife are from Cornwall Ontario and were also on their way to Florida until the end of March.
We only traveled five miles down I-75 when we exited to go grocery shopping at the Piggly Wiggly grocery store. Last year we’d had a problem with the U.S. immigration officers at the Ambassador Bridge so Kathy didn’t take any chances of a repeat performance for this year. By the time we had everything put away in the trailer and were back on the road it was nearly 11:00. 
Traffic sailing through Atlanta.
Once we were back on I-75 southbound we traveled straight through Atlanta without any problems. It was only ten miles down the road when all southbound lanes of traffic came to a sudden stop. Over the next hour and a half we must have traveled all of five miles. If we thought the slow crawling traffic we’d experienced yesterday was bad we could have walked faster today. At that point we saw an off ramp and figure now would be a good time for our lunch.
It was nearly 3:00 by the time we got back on the highway and the traffic was only traveling at about 30 mph. After ten miles we came upon three huge tow trucks on the side of the road that were righting an overturned semi that had rolled off an exit ramp. Once we’d driven by that site amazingly the traffic quickly returned to the designated speed. Kathy and I realized that we wasted more time in the last two days stuck in these traffic jams mostly due to gawkers than what we had for a 7,000 mile trip back in 2008.
It was nearly 7:00 when we pulled into the Flying J at Lake Park Georgia where we planned to spend the night. Unfortunately the RV parking section of their lot was full so we ended up parking in the back lot with the semis. The longer walk to the restaurant helped to limber us up slightly and since we have no fresh water on board yet we made use of the amenities. After 321.6 sometimes slow miles neither of us were very hungry so Kathy had a small salad while I had a sandwich.
Just as we started getting settled into the trailer for the night this one trucker right near us started his truck either to keep warm for the night or to get us to move. I don’t know why they would run them because the outside temperature was 72 F (22 C) at the time. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

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2 comments:

  1. We will stay at a Flying J for the night but prefer Walmarts, usually much quieter and more room.

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  2. You should try Cracker Barrels for overnight stays. Very quiet and east to get a good breakfast to see you on your way! :c)

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