Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Driving Miss Judy

Another non eventful day, except for the goats.  What goats?  As we were traveling north of Bay Minnette heading for I-65 we saw a white truck sitting in the center island up ahead.  At first it looked like some sort of tarp or something blowing around the truck, but as we got closer we realized that it was animals moving around so we started slowing down.  It’s a good thing we did because a free ranging herd of goats decided that that was the time to cross the road.  The things you see when you don’t have your camera.

We stopped at the Flying J just south of Montgomery to top of the tank and eat lunch.  Now that Pilot has bought the Flying Js things are changing and, unfortunately, not for the best.  Their fuel prices were six cents higher ($3.25.9 per gallon) than other places.  They have adopted the Pilot philosophy of advertising a cash price but charging a higher price for credit.  Plus their service is slipping – they only had one girl working at the counter handling all the fuel and store sales.  Yep, too bad, we’ve always liked Flying J’s.  It’s sad seeing an RVing icon disappearing.

Suncoast RV has free full hook up sites for over night travelers.  Being that it is exactly half way between Rainbow Plantation and Cedars of Lebanon State Park, it makes a nice stop over for us.  And, after four and a half hours of traveling, we were ready to stop for the day. 

So, today it’s onto Tennessee with one stop at the Tennessean Truck Stop for fuel.  We should be all set up and ready for a nap by 2:00 – part of the 4:4:2 plan.  Drive four hours, be parked by four o’clock, and stay at least two nights.  Munchkin fix tonight!!!!

Take Care Until Next Time - - - - -    

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