And we haven’t gotten to the bottom of it yet.
We left home yesterday around noon heading west. The goal was to get to Oxford Alabama and stock up on some things at the local Sam’s Club. I also planned on asphalt camping in their parking lot for the night.
Wowsers! It was 98 degrees there. Thank goodness I have a generator to run the A/C and a controller to start and stop the generator depending upon A/C demand.
After shopping at Sam’s, I went to the local Publix Super Market for a sub sandwich. Since moving to my home in the North Georgia Mountains, I’ve missed these sandwiches. So, whenever I’m on the road and hungry and near a Publix, I stop and treat myself.
I found a spot with some shade and parked, fired up the generator and A/C and enjoyed my sandwich with a glass of cold milk. I love traveling with my refrigerator.
By 20:00 I was able to open some vents and windows, turn on a powered vent and sleep comfortably. Day one was done.
This morning we pressed on west into Mississippi and the Natchez Trace where I landed at the Jeff Busby campground. It is free, clean and level. It even has restrooms with indoor plumbing.
Um . . . . mid 90s!
Tomorrow we’ll turn south and go to another campground on the Natchez Trace. Then it’s west to Shreveport and then Athens Texas for a week. I imagine it’ll be a whole lot hotter there. Whew! After that it’ll be north and north west.
Well, when it cools off, the dog and I will sit outside and enjoy nature.
You who are on the road
Must have a code that you can live by
And so become yourself . . .
Crosby Stills and Nash.
While on the road recently, I decided to drop off the radar and camp at a North Florida hunting camp with only 6 spots to camp in. It was a no frills place with one fresh water spigot and a vault toilet. I wanted to drag my feet for a couple days and what better place than in the middle of nowhere?
There I met a fellow. He was a bit down on his luck but by no means was down and out! Gothimo Britt Moore is his name. He is a cancer survivor! Apparently he was a pro wrestler at one point. Today he is chasing from music venues to music venue and video recording performances for whatever purpose. He left Colorado in November heading for Key West. He was riding a Harley Sportster and apparently left town in a blizzard. Been there, done that! Somewhere in Oklahoma he acquired a small trailer he could tow behind his bike which made things a bit easier as he could carry a tent and such. He made it to the panhandle and his bike was spitting out oil as fast as he could pour it in. He made it as far as Sopchoppy Florida which is where I met him. He had been living in a tent for about 3 weeks while some “motorcycle shop” diagnosed his problem. Finally, it was determined that it was a rocker box gasket and the shop ordered parts to repair it. Uh . . . . The parts didn’t arrive and finally Britt collected his oil spewing scooter and headed to Tallahassee. Britt is a pretty sharp guy who has been around the block. I enjoyed getting to know him.
Cheers Britt. I hope your ride is long and enjoyable. Ride safe!