We’re on the road again but the weather was not very friendly, the border crossing was quicker than other times. Yes, we were boarded again. The guard asked if we were bringing any food products in with us and of course, we said no! Oops, we forgot about the 2 chicken breasts in the freezer. He comes out with a heel of a green pepper but no chicken! Go figure! Anyway, he gives us the node and we’re on our way once again. The new access ramps for I75 make it very easy now. Remember how it was before they started this construction? How you had to drive through some of the least desirable parts of Detroit?
The traffic was pretty light – especially surprising since it is a travel day for a lot of Americans going to their Thanksgiving festivities. About 4, we started thinking about which WalMart we plan to get to for the night. We decide on one that is north of Cincinnati. We take the exit and make the necessary turns but can not find it! We follow the street that WalMart is supposed to be on but still no WalMart! Now we find ourselves in a residential area but wait, we see a low bridge sign – holy crap, now what! We zig this way and zag that way and finally wave down a lady in her car and ask for directions out and to the WalMart. Wouldn’t you know, it is at the next exit south on I75! Thanks to our new friend, we make it out to I75 and find the WalMart but as we enter the parking lot, we see the signs posted declaring that overnight RV parking was not allowed! Yikes! We go inside and sure enough, the local police have forced WalMart into this position. The Customer Service folks direct us to the next store south that does allow overnight parking and off we go again. Finally, we are parked and having dinner and it is 7:30PM – not bad since getting off the Interstate two hours ago!
The next day was mostly sunny and warmer, the traffic light again and we made good time. We check into the WalMart in Calhoun, Ga., about an hours drive from Jim & Lydia’s. We call ahead to confirm our reservation at their villa but they were out! Can’t understand why they were not next to their phone in anticipation of our call!
We’ll post again soon, be well wherever you are!