We were in no hurry yesterday morning because we knew we didn’t have a long driving day. We left the house a little after 11, stopped at Walgreens to pick up a prescription, and then I realized I had left my wallet at home. So we rushed the mile or two home, grabbed it, and went back to Walgreens. There had been three cars in the drive-in window the first time around, but when we got back there was nobody. So that worked out.
Then we got on Interstate 95 and took it north to hook up with Interstate 10 in Jacksonville. Then we followed I-10 west, stopping for gas at the Busy Bee in Live Oak. They are something like Buc-ees but I have only seen them in Florida. Somewhere west of Tallahassee, Terry took the wheel and turned north on US 231, crossing into Alabama. We had planned to stop in Dothan, but it was only about 4 p.m. when we got there, so Terry drove another hour north to Troy.
Years ago we had a nice meal at Rodeo’s Mexican Restaurant in Troy, and since it is almost next door to the Hampton Inn, we stopped there first. The food was as good as we remembered, as was the service. Then we checked into the hotel and had a quiet evening, both tired after 432 miles on the road. The truck’s computer said we had averaged a little over 20 miles per gallon for the day.
We are about three hours from our son’s house, so we should have an easy day today. We’re looking forward to seeing their new place.
Thought For The Day – The first step in building a life you want is getting rid of the things you don’t want.