Yesterday Sandy and I talked about what we might have forgotten. I said that if we had cash/credit cards and the passports, we could make due. Then I added meds. This morning, I realized I had forgotten the lancets for my glucose test kit. Added a stop at a WalMart pharmacy to today's agenda.
There was nothing urgent today and less miles than yesterday, so we didn't get away until about 8:20.
I can't help thinking about "the last train to Clarksburg". Yes, I know its the wrong name...
This stretch of I-79 through Beckley used to be really rough. They resurfaced it a couple of years ago and now they were widening it. The holdup was a Celadon semi that was being hooked up to a wrecker. As I went to move left (a big rig gave me room) some woman with Colorado plates behind me pulled out and charged through. I came close to hitting her and it would not have been an accident.
We arrived at the Super 8 in Abingdon at 5:30 and got checked in. After we got settled, I found the WiFi was behaving oddly. It was enough to make me concerned that the access point had been spoofed. I never do any sensitive work over open WiFi anyway, but I had been meaning to set up a Virtual Personal Network for some time so I fired up data on the phone and got it done. The computer and both phones are now running under a VPN.
It was late when I got done and we still hadn't eaten so we walked down to McDonald's and I cheated by having a double quarter pounder with cheese. Sandy had the buttermilk chicken tenders.
It isn't supposed to rain until 3:00 PM tomorrow afternoon, so we will probably get the ride in and stay dry. One other concern is that the car was making an odd noise from the front left at low speed as we drove through Abingdon, so I will check that out. Worst case, there will be a visit the Chev dealer first thing Monday morning.
Today's Route (421 Equinox/trailer miles):