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Friday, May 25, 2012

Day One of Summer 2012

     Here's the rig in front of our house hooked up and ready to go.  We got up before seven and got away at nine.  That's OK.  There were a number of last minute tasks like shutting off the ice-maker in the house, turning down the water heater, shutting off the water to the washer and setting the thermostats for unoccupied status.  There were several last minute things to load including this computer.  Then, of course, it took more than the usual time to go through the checklist...we haven't done this thing for a while, and we need checklists.  Although she had worked until the wee hours, Cindy got up to come over and see us off.
     It was an uneventful day, and that's a good thing.  It was three hours until we hit I-20 in Augusta, GA.  Route 78 provides a good taste of rural SC.  Bamberg is the home of our governor, Nikki Haley.  We did make our usual glitch finding I-520 around Augusta, but it only cost us five minutes or so.  Otherwise everything was uneventful.  There were a few minutes of congestion as we entered Atlanta at the entrances to the I-285 Loops around the city, but, once past that, everything was smooth.
     We arrived at a Jellystone park at exactly 1600.  Jellystone on Memorial Day weekend would not have been our first choice, but it was the perfect distance and we have stayed here before.  It is a good thing they have 50 amp service because both air conditioners are working hard to get the temperature down.  As is typical, I had to call DirecTV to get everything reactivated.
     So here we are in Bremen, GA...only nine miles from Alabama.  If you look closely, you can see Baxter exiting the bus in order to mark his territory in Georgia.  It is good to be on the road again.
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