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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

We're Baaaaaaaacccckk!

We pulled into our site at Rainbow Plantation in Summerdale, AL around 12:30 this afternoon. Boy, it's good to be home.

We ended up spending the night at the Flying J in Commerce, GA where we had stopped just to fuel up. Randy had wanted to get past Atlanta last night because rush hour in Atlanta is not pretty. But, when we checked for truck stops along I-85 after Atlanta and there were none within 10 miles. Since Commerce is a good 60 miles east of Atlanta, that meant we were talking about driving more than 80 miles to get past Atlanta to another truck stop. That just wasn't a good idea at 11:00 at night after already driving more than 12 hours. So, we hunkered down in the truck for the night in Commerce. And what an ugly night it was - the rain poured and the wind blew. Plus it was 65 degrees and humid. Since it was raining we couldn't put the windows down in the truck which made it very warm and stuffy. Needless to say, I didn't sleep well. But, Randy did and that's what matters because he was driving.

We woke up about 4:30 this morning and, since Randy was wide awake, decided to get on the road. We hit downtown Atlanta about 6:30 and while traffic was heavy even at the time of the morning, it moved steadily at 60 to 65 MPH. We sailed right through with no problems. Nice!

About 8:30 we stopped in Opelika, GA for breakfast at . . . Cracker Barrel! What a shocker, I know!! :) Are you tired of hearing about our forays at CB? Well, we can't stop now - this was Number 64! But, you'll get a reprieve for the month of January, 'cause even if we eat at one, it won't be a new one, so it doesn't make the count.

The rest of the trip was uneventful. The day got warmer the further south we traveled. Aahhhh, it felt so good! I was even TOO warm 'cause I still had my sweatshirt on from beign up north. At 10:00 am, it was sunny and 70 degrees. Perfect.

Once home, we (meaning Randy) unloaded the truck and we (meaning both of us) got unpacked. Then I grabbed a much-needed shower, which felt soooo good, and just relaxed. Randy jumped in the shower after me. Two days of travel needed to be washed off! It was wonderful to be back in our own home, in our own recliners, surrounded by our own stuff. As much as I thoroughly enjoyed being with our kids and wouldn't trade the time for anything, it's always nice to be home.

Our good friends, Darrell & Judy, fed us tonight. There's an unwritten rule in the RVing world - no one should have to cook on a travel day. So, Darrell & Judy had us over for dinner and it was great - the food, the conversation - we just enjoyed the evening.

Now, we're back in the rig, watching TV. Life is back to normal. :)

Until the next time . . .


  1. I am so glad to hear that you got home safely. It is really nice to be back to your own place! Oh, how spoiled we all are.

    I know you had a great time with the kids. I am so glad you got to make the trip.

    We look forward to seeing you guys soon.


  2. Say it three times, "there's no place like home!!"

    Signed Willy from Winterville