Service Stations of the past:
Tennessee to NC
Sherry & I are North Carolinians; WE traveled extensively, but still returned. Her draw was stronger than mine, but still family is a draw. Her extended family is here except her remaining brother Johnny up in Yipsi, MI. My family is mostly NC, transplanted from Georgia.
WE are in our 80s, this trip covering 21-22 states and about 7000 miles, was our final shot at seeing distant grands, greatgrands and a cousin most likely the last time for some.
We had more trouble than we expected, but not as much as could have happened. We are not naïve, we know many folk thought this was a dangerous trip, distance, age, pandemic and all involved, but the people who thought that are not us. WE thought it was worth the gamble; we wanted to see all the kin out there. Some we wanted to see just to let them know we CARE. At least we did see Ben, Corey, Elsie and Allura. A Plus was Dewey, a first cousin I dearly love and appreciate.
Just follow these pictures thru part of TN and ending in NC. Not a whole lot of difference in the landscape.
WE completed one task today also. Cousin Dewey sent some packages to his nephew here in the Mts of NC. We met him at a Walmart parking lot. He is a fine young man. We just got to know him in the last few years.
Now we have cut the grass and are sitting in our bedroom in Belmont.
OH YES, we still have 4 cats. They were all glad to see us, and after a couple hours enjoyed some petting.
Also my long range feeder worked, it was empty.