Sunday, February 17, 2019

TRIP DAY THREE

Okay, so yesterday I wound up driving the entire state of Virginia in rain, sleet or ice...take your pick.  It was not fun.  What should have taken about two hours took well over four.  By the time I got to North Carolina I was exhausted.  So I stopped at the truck stops in Kenly and spent the night.  Of course, that made for a long day today - nine hours to be exact and about a third in rain.  So it is early to bed for me.  Tomorrow, Disney World and my camera is all ready.

So far this vacation is doing exactly what normally happens -SNAFU - situation normal, all fouled up.  Looking for a change tomorrow.  Here’s hoping...

Friday, February 15, 2019

TRIP DAY ONE

Well, I have begun the first day of my trip and alas, no pictures.  I got a late start because last night my son reminded me that I was past due on an oil change for SnowWhite.  So, I had to find a place to take care of that little problem.  I did find one and it was good but it delayed my trip by almost an hour.

Then the traffic was so heavy on 95, my normal route, that I finally accepted a shorter time route by my GPS.  I had no idea where I was going...turned out that I was on the Del-Mar-Va side of the bay and wound up going over the Bay Bridge.

It was beautiful.  And a ton less traffic.  I may go that way from now on...

We ate out at a wonderful restaurant called RIPS in Bowie and the food was fabulous.  If you’re in the area check it out.

So, tomorrow I promise to snap at least one photo to share.  For now, I am going to head off to bed and get a good night’s sleep...

Talk with you later...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

ICE


I included this photo to remind myself that winter will end and spring will come.  Why?  Well, I do love snow and winter, even cold weather.  BUT, I draw the line at ice.  And that's what we had this morning. 

An inch of ice on my truck that took 45 minutes to get off.  And everything, yard, walkways, roads were nothing short of a massive sheet of ice.

The forecast was that the temperatures would continually warm throughout the night ending up in the high thirties.  Well, they got that one wrong.  It was in the 20's.

And I did need to run some errands today so I had no choice but to clean off the truck.  Then because of the ice on top of the snow which led to slippery roads, I had to get into 4 wheel drive to get out of the driveway.

But, all in all, I did make it!

I have put off leaving for Florida by one day so I will be traveling on Friday.  Tonight I am just gathering my thoughts and tomorrow I will decide what clothes to bring and finish packing my crafts.  Then, lastly, I will pack what I bring with me in the cab...i.e. snacks (fruit and nuts), drinks (water, coke zero), blankets and pillows (for sleeping). 

I think I will go to bed and put on a movie to watch.  I need to rest my brain...

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Talk with you tomorrow...