We had just 289 miles to travel today, but with another heavy traffic jam it took us 7 hours to arrive at Wal-Mart here in Valdosta, GA.
We first breezed through Atlanta with it’s 7 lanes of traffic.
Overcast skies with drizzle made it a challenging drive. My gosh do the locals of Atlanta drive fast! Speed limit of 65 (which I was doing 60) and they were flying by me like I wasn’t even moving. Thankfully no problems through Atlanta, we thought “free sailing the rest of the way”. But it wasn’t to be.
There was a lot of chatter on the CB of a stalled car in the right lane of only 2 lanes on I-75 sixty miles north of Valdosta. We timed it from when we first came to a stop 10 miles before the bottle neck, until we entered the construction zone, 1 solid hour. But again, by the time we arrived at the construction area and the bottle neck, there was no disabled vehicle. Just stop and go traffic thru the construction zone which was at least 20 miles long. But not all was lost While we were doing the stop and go, Wilma prepared our lunch of sandwiches, chips, cookies for desert and a bottle of water.
We arrived at Wal-Mart safe and sound, after the Garmin took us the wrong way off the interstate. But we managed to find it with the help of my “Smart phone”. I guess that’s why they call them “Smart phones”.
We went into Wal-Mart to purchase our gourmet meal for the evening. Chicken, Chef Salad, and Red Skin potato salad.
Wilma gave this area the thumbs up for tonight. Even though there are another 3 more RV’s in another area of the parking lot. We are in the same spot that we had last year and there were more than a dozen RV’s where we are at now.
And the scenery isn’t that bad either. Just outside our window we have a vacated birds nest with Sams Store in the background.
Until next time, be safe and God Bless.