Wednesday, November 17, 2010
MOving Day again.....
Our goal today was Point South, SC, that is near Yemassee. Nice to be on-the-road. It allows your mind to wander (to a point), Most of today’s drive was Interstate except for a hundred or so miles of US-301. This is the famous speed traps starting at Waldo to above Starke. They have been featured on national TV with interviews of the local Chiefs of Police. The state tries to soften the blows by the number of signs stating Speed limit changes. Last count was about one per mile. There was a time that the speed changed from 55 to 30 or 20 in a tenth of a mile, and the locals were there to STRICTLY ENFORCE the speed limit.
I have never had a problem, but I honestly normally drive the speed limit. I am in no particular hurry anymore.
I have no kick against law enforcement strictly enforcing the law, but sometimes when it seems it is actually a ‘trap’ that you feel you have been ‘HAD’. I have had a couple experiences I did not like, but by far I have been treated fairly. Yep, I never complain if I get caught, and I am guilty. There have been times that a nice guy let me slide and I was guilty. I honestly appreciated that.
I figure most ‘law dowgs’ are just honest men earning a living in a job that is not truly appreciated. The last guy was a local policeman in Tellico Plains, when I stuck the Motor home in the mud. He checked back regularly to see if we were ok, he was there when the wrecker came to wench us out to stop traffic etc. He did not give me a ticket for messing up the right of way.
So at the end of the day we are safe at a new home, ready for a good night’s rest before driving on into Belmont, NC and Mark’s back yard. We will overnight in Yemassee, SC. It seems to be a little cooler here.
Thanks for coming this way,
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
PS 2: Also the engine acted great, so I guess the fuel filters was the big problem. Love THOSE BIG problems. I can handle them.