Saturday, November 8, 2014

Joe, Nancy And Amber, Back To North Carolina and A Shocking Report

Williamston, NC.

34 deg. clear, no wind.
Forecast = Sunny to partly cloudy. High 62F. Winds light and variable.

Wow!!! the coldest temperatures that we've seen yet!! I'm sure glad that we're heading South!!!!

Here's a couple Photos that Jim took our last evening at Joe and Nancy's in Virginia Beach.
This is Joe and Nancy at the kitchen table. Joe's holding Lu Lu.

This is Amber. She was just about to walk out of the door and go to basketball practice when Jim snapped the photo.

Yesterday, after a great 10 day stay and saying good-bye to Joe, (Nancy was already at work and Amber was at school), we pulled out Joe's driveway right at 10:00 and headed back to I-264. Taking 264 West, brought us to I-64 which we took around the SE side of the city and to US 17. Again we had the construction as soon as we turned onto 17, but it wasn't too bad and soon we were cruising South on 17 through the Great Dismal Swamp and down into North Carolina.

We followed 17 on down to Williamston where we went through town on Business 17 and then turned West on Garrett Rd. which brought us back here to Pierce's RV Park. It was 12:30 when we pulled in so it took us 2 1/2 hours to travel 121 miles.

As soon as Jim finished leveling Nora, got the stabilizer jacks down and ran out the slide, he hooked up the sewer hose and dumped Nora's very full tanks. Once that little chore was accomplished, he hooked up the rest of the utilities and then came in and had a "cold one".  ;-)

This is just an overnight stop because today, we'll be heading for North Topsail Beach.

Oh!!! I almost forgot!!!! You remember about those shocks that Ray installed on Big RED??? Wow!!!! What a difference!!!! The ride is much better with much less bouncing as we go through dips in the road. (And there's quite a few on 17, going through the Great Dismal Swamp). Even when the road is fairly smooth, you can still tell that the shocks have made a big difference. :-)

Did you know that The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is the largest intact remnant of a vast habitat that once covered more than one million acres of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina?


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