Thursday, September 11, 2008

LONG DAY ON THE ROAD

Today we started our trip to South Carolina to visit with Cheryl's sister and attend a small family reunion. I say small because there will only be about a dozen or so family members attending.

Our trip got off to a slow start as we started packing the car at about 0730 (7:30AM). Cheryl was washing a load of dishes in the dishwasher and when she went into the kitchen for something, she found water all over the floor! I seems the dishwasher drains through the garbage disposal and that technical marvel is busted, broke, kaput and leaking like crazy!! We had to postpone loading the car and clean up the floor. I made sure the diposal was finished leaking and posted an "out of order" note on the dishwasher so the kids would not use it if they come over while we are gone (they like to raid the fridge). After all that we finally got on the road about 1030...... :(

We are traveling on I20 and it was going pretty smoothly. I set the cruise on 73mph and we were making pretty good time. We did run into a heavy rain shower on the east side of Birmingham, Alabama. We reached Anniston/Oxford, Alabama around 1800 (6:00PM) and after 3 hours packing, mopping and working on the plumbing; then about 8 hours of driving I was tired to the bone. We decided to do something we have not done in years.... we checked into a Holiday Inn Express! I was shocked at the price, but too tired to squalk..... oh how I miss not having my RV!!

Well I guess I had better get some rest and continue my journey in the morning. Until then........ Happy Trails.

2 comments:

Joe and Sherri said...

Yes that motel stay pays the additional gas pulling the trailere and the camping fee you would have. I can't get over the charge for a one night sleep over. GEE yud thunk they would feed you three meals with that price!

Joe and Sherri

Jim and Dee said...

OH YA! Motels aren't cheap anymore, they never were. I'm so glad to see you taking a trip and getting away for awhile.
Dee