Wednesday, August 23, 2017

August 22nd The trip from Hell!

Originally thought we would leave a 5 am- Did not leave until 0730.  Should have been an omen- but wait, there's more!

Pretty much a no brainer until we got past Wytheville on I-81-  There was apparently a major 4 car /semi smashup that literally closed the interstate down for at least 3 hours.  We finally figured out a work around, WRONG.  So did everyone else, it seemed.   Bottom line, we pulled into our hotel at 1045.  Almost 15 hours trip!  But wait, there's more.  When we got to our room, it was worse than filthy.  the bathroom was gross...  so we had to change rooms.  Couldn't find any working electrical outlets, the TV never did work.  Bette will see the manager in the morning.  

Well, at least we're closer to Maine!! 

Monday, August 21, 2017

August 21st Eclipse today, all set to head to Maine tomorrow

Car is loaded, ready to head towards Maine tomorrow- Hope the eclipse traffic will not be bad.  Leaving early in anticipation.  

Here is what the eclipse was like here:

Was totally dark for about 2 minutes:  crickets chirped, no frogs though.  

Tomorrow's goal is Carlisle Pa, and a Super 8 that is pet friendly.  about 600 miles or so.

Happy to get back to cooler temps up in Maine and see the gang up there.  

Friday, August 18, 2017

August 18th Annual birthday lunch with Bev and Dave...

Made the drive up to Hodges today and had our annual birthday lunch with Bev and Dave.  We went to Grace's restaurant in Honea Path.   Typical old timey country restaurant.

Loved it!  Had a big greasy cheeseburger.  

Greenwood vs Emerald tonight, but probably won't go.  

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

August 16th

Tomorrow I will be on campus for first day of Lander.  Bette went over to Newberry today, and did banking chores along the way. 

Headed out to brunch with the grandsons.  Not sure where. 

Hot weather locally!

Monday, August 14, 2017

August 14th

Not much going on around here.  Had our usual Sunday dinner at Tina's Beef stew and it was terrific!  Got to go to Lander Thursday for classes.  

Saw this plate yesterday when I went with Tina to BI-LO for shopping:

Friday, August 11, 2017

August 11th Breakfast with Coop

Went to breakfast this morning with Cooper at Cracker Barrel, then stopped by his mom's office so he could get materials for his high school senior photo later today.  Hard to believe he's a senior! 

Will do some trip planning stuff for the rest of the day. 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

August 10th Did local stuff today...

Went to the Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historical Preservation Site today---  been on the list to do for a while  kind of hard to find- but I was successful. 

There is a small museum, and the original birth house, moved here in 2004. 

Quite a story of an interesting man, for sure. 

Also went to Wal Mart- to get double sided tape, and a wall thingie from where the door knob punched a hole in the wall in the bathroom.   Off the list. 

Going to breakfast tomorrow with Cooper....