(Today, SC then NC)
WE left out of Wildwood Florida after I applied the drops to my lady’s eyes. Hooked up the FIT for towing, said goodbye to the crew at Three Flags RV Resort and headed North. The one good thing about living in a Motor home, my girl was convalescing at home. About half of the trip she spent lying on the couch relaxing while I tried to keep the motor home between the ditches.
The drive is always interesting. Today I saw trucks from San Antonio, Wisconsin, Ohio and Lincoln Nebraska. Every city I relate to a blogger, wave at the driver and ask (knowing he doesn’t hear me) When is the last time you saw Paula? (or Dar, or Mel, or MA, or Lucy). It is a game I play.
Coming up US 301 thru the speed trap capitol of Florida around Lawtey I ran with a train, doing about the same speed.
I stopped at Exit 1 in Georgia (while singing Georgia on my mind, of course). I started the generator and we sat awhile and I made reservations at Point South, SC. I got some green tea and almonds to snack on, Sherry got a big glass of Ice & water along with her ‘cinnamon almonds’. I walked around the rig to check the tires, and tow vehicle, all was well and we headed up the road.
The Low Country of Georgia around Brunswick and Savannah is lush and green, Marsh land with crooked rivers running in the green.
I take pictures as I drive. None of them do I look at the camera nor viewfinder, I hold it up in the direction I want to shoot and hope for the best. I seldom take my eyes off the road, this rig weighs 26,000 pounds, and I don’t want to lose it.
About 2PM nearing South Carolina it got as dark as 8PM.
The rain started and traffic backed up. Some trees had fell into I-95, it appeared.
We dropped to 10-15mph at times in the heavy rain. Entering SC we noted the flags were still at half staff in honor/memory of the victims that were killed in a Charleston Church.
WE were blessed, the rain stopped before we reached Point South RV Resort. We checked in with our friend Ruby, who is a fixture here now. She asked about my next book. She had here eyes done at St. Luke’s in Flordia also. She & Sherry chatted. Then we parked, I only hooked up the electric. Then the rains came, but by that time we were snug in our home.
Above my objections Sherry fixed ham, lettuce and tomato sandwiches and heated up my left over soup.
Okay, cars after the war, many still had the 42 look, but the boxy look was gone forever. Plus we added a couple new models:
The new guys on the block, none lasted very long.
Our first little bitty car, the Crosley
And the Tucker with the headlight in the center that turned with the steering wheel
I remember admiring the Tucker on Bill boards touting it’s revolutionary designs, it did not last as long as the two above.