After an unsettling beginning of our sleep last night., i.e. in bed at 8pm, sleeping by 9pm and awakened by a panting dog at 11:30pm as he “forgot” to pee, we had a really good rest. We have a queen bed at home and we were really excited to know that for the next 5 weeks, we were going to enjoy a king bed. You see, Brody is one big bed hog! I remember when the kids were little (Melissa) always having a little person (is 18 considered a little person?) in bed sleeping in various positions that take up most of your personal space. Well, Brody is no different and the king bed doesn’t make a difference. He can just stretch out better…
After a lovely breakfast of Biscuits, and for some, sausage and gravy, eggs, yogurt and fruit, we set off for Columbus Georgia at 8:15am.
Beautiful drive through the hills of Kentucky. Ice and snow seeping through the rock.
Next stop Tennessee welcome centre for a pit stop, a little walk up a trail (please pee Brody) with a lovely view!
…but no pee. Tanks not full yet, but the southern drawl is…in Tin-ah-say….
Our next Rest Stop started out very enjoyable. We found a gate that led to a forest trail (well, we had to blaze part of it). Brody had himself a little swim – but still no pee!
When we got back into the truck, a very scetchy looking man came up to us all stress telling us that his wife was in a car accident with his daughter and the police wouldn’t tell them anything about their condition…he was pretty much hyperventilating…would we have any money to give him…ahem. We handed over $5.00 U.S. dollars (in fear, I might add). Next time, we will park closer to everyone else and hopefully will be much less of a “mark”.
Almost to our final destination for the day, which will be Columbus Georgia. We stopped in Atlanta at the…you guessed it…COSTCO! The Costco we went to yesterday virtually had nobody in it! You could shoot a cannon down the aisle..and there was NO lineup for the gasoline..Things are now back to normal and this Costco was just as busy as the one at home. BUT, here’s the difference (and I hope not to upset anyone in Retail at home), the Southern hospitality is just amazing. Just makes you be happy when people are treating you so well as a customer. i can’t say enough about them. We could learn a thing or two. Anyway, I regress…TWELVE bottles of JLOHR…twelve! If our dollar wasn’t so low, I would have saved 30%. We got our dinner for tonight and our lunch for tomorrow. Now that we’re on a fixed income, we have to watch the pennies…so we can buy more Jlorh! My absolute favourite wine (Liana)! It’s now been almost 10 hours since our boy has peed or anything else. We’ve been to two rest-stops and walked around Costco for 1/2 an hour..nuttin! Not sure what he’s saving it up for. Let’s hope he let’s it spill when we arrive at the hotel in an hour or so.The day has absolutely beautiful…SUNNY all the way and temperature in Atlanta is now 17c!
Are we there yet?
We are…we arrived at 5:15pm. Walked him, fed him, watered him, walked him…still nothing! Oh well, we’re settled in for the night and he will let us know when he needs to “go out”….just hoping not at 3:am
What an amazing drive we had today. Listening to tunes, driving in the sunshine and admiring the amazing landscape.
Life is good….