I was sitting at the table having breakfast and answering some Emails when the WiFi suddenly went off line. It didn't come back up before we were ready to head out. I spoke to Ken from Calgary and he said he and his wife were going to make a run north because the forecast was calling for severe storms in this area by tomorrow. I expect we'll get caught while we're in the Chattanooga area.
It was overcast when we got on I-20/59 headed east. Not far along, a Sheriff's car passed us at a high rate of speed followed by a second with lights and siren. They pulled a truck over up the road. There had to be more to the story than a simple speeding ticket if backup was required.
We got off the Interstate near Tuscaloosa and followed US 82 all the way to Blondy's house, where we planned to see how she was doing after recent elective surgery. The streets in her neighborhood are very narrow and I planned to go past her house and around a block to put us facing out on the side street. To my horror, the block was closed off. Once again, the GPS stuck it to me. While I was trying to figure out what to do next, Blondy told me by phone that the block the other way was open so I negotiated three very tight right hand turns and then parked in her neighbor's horseshoe shaped driveway.
We enjoyed coffee and pound cake on Blondy's back deck and traded tales of medicine and travel. We will be seeing her again in a month in Maggie Valley. Before we left, she presented us with another pound cake which should last until we get home. We were back on the road by noon.
I-59 north of Birmingham is still in sad shape. If we had to drive this too many times, we would no longer have a motorhome. All that would be left would be a pile of bolts and miscellaneous loose pieces. North of Gadsden, we had a twelve mile stretch of single lane bounded on the left by a concrete barrier. One slip in attention could result in a lot of damage. Then, starting at the DeKalb County line, the right lane got very rough and we traveled most of the way to Georgia in the left lane.
We went to a WalMart in and picked up some groceries along with some Cherry Diet Pepsi and Cherry Diet Doctor Pepper for our son-in-law, Mike. We weren't able to find any Boo Berry cereal for Jolene but will keep looking. None of these products are available in Canada.
From WalMart, we returned to the KOA near I-75 where I had reserved a space for two nights. I pulled into the wrong space and was forced to exit the campground completely before I could get turned and make another attempt. The second time was a charm. I hooked up and called TJ about supper tomorrow night. Then I called Crystal, who only lives about 2.5 miles from the campground. It looks like we'll have a few people at the Greek restaurant that TJ is planning to take us to.
I opened the awning and dried it off because I left it out too late last night and the dew got to it. Then we watched TV and I did some work on the computer before turning in.
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