Today was my longest drive of the trip but there was no rain, snow, cloud, or wind and as I was driving out of Lexington, I witnessed the sun peeking over the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east. It was breath-taking. One of the drawbacks of driving alone is that you can’t take pictures while you’re driving. Anyway, you’ll have to take my word for it that the sight was beautiful.
My friend Lynn gave me a wonderful gel pack bag I’m using to keep my drinks, yogurt, etc., cool as I travel along. It is working really well and I love it. There was a wonderful breakfast this morning at the Days Inn and I was able to get a yogurt “to go”. There was also hot scrambled eggs and sausages and “real” orange juice today which was really appreciated.
The first two days I only drove about 5 hrs each day. Today was 7 1/2 hrs — by far the longest drive I will have to make but the next 3 days will have much shorter drives. I made lots of stops and even got the salt washed off my car when I stopped for gas in Charlotte, N Carolina.
While I had no idea when I crossed from N. Carolina to S. Carolina, I knew for sure when I crossed into Georgia — huge welcome sign from the governor himself. There was a bit of a delay on the I95 approaching Savannah but other than that, it was a good day. I just took it easy and the longer hours of daylight made it good. All my days are planned so that I don’t do any driving after dark.
Staying at La Quinta Inn in Savannah tonight in a room that is totally handicapped friendly. Everyone is very helpful and friendly and I have an amazing hub they gave me for charging my devices. I had dinner at the Denny’s next door but even though they had some neat things on the menu, it couldn’t compare with the one back home.
Tomorrow I can sleep in a bit as it is only about 3 hrs to St. Augustine, Fl. where I will again get to do some tourist things.