Well, this is it…our last night on the road for our first big Retirement Adventure. Tonight finds us in an EconoLodge in Fredericksburg, VA. Today we traveled 488 miles from Ridgeland, South Carolina, through North Carolina, and into Virginia. We are now about 6 hours from getting home, and we probably could have done it today, but for the fact that we want to stop off at Total Wines and More in Delaware tomorrow before heading home.
So some highlights of today’s travels. In a rest area in North Carolina, we were approached by a man trying the “I lost my wallet and have no money. Can you give me some” scam. Sorry, but need we remind you that someone already bought the cleaning products (if you don’t know about that, see blog post https://rnewadventures.com/2016/03/06/day-three-wdw/). Then, as we got into Virginia and filled up with gas (it’s some 20 cents cheaper in Virginia as compared to North Carolina) we not only got a full tank of gas, BUT we also got the Sonata washed! It is now red again rather than the bilious green of Florida tree pollen it’s been for the last week!
Other than that, just another day on the road. We still like our lunches in the car, spending the day driving together, and our nightly hotel rituals as we unwind from the road! All in all, another good day! The only downside is that the temperature is going down (dropped almost 20 degrees from this morning to this evening), and as we get to the more urban area of the East Coast, traffic volume picks up! New Jersey tomorrow, so for all practical purposes, we will be home!
Our plan for tomorrow is to leave here about 9 AM, stop at Total Wine and More, and then get home to Mineola in the afternoon, in time for our living room couch, take out Chinese food, an extensive session with our DVR, including watching the last ever Downton Abbey and then sleep in our bed! Simple Pleasures…