69 deg. light rain, S. wind @ 6 mph.
Forecast = Thunderstorms likely. A few storms may be severe. High around 80F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%.
Friday evening, a little after 6:00, Ashley called and said that she and Anna were on their way and they thought it would take them about 45 minutes to get to the Cedar River Seafood Restaurant in Callahan. So, about 20 minutes later, Jim and Linda hopped into Big RED and headed into town.
They knew that they had plenty time, so the headed to the BP station and bought Big RED a nice drink of that good old #2 diesel fuel. :-) From there, they headed to the restaurant where they got a booth and waited for Ashley and Anna to arrive.
In a little while, they arrived and everyone enjoyed a nice meal and really great conversation.
It was almost 8:00 by the time Big RED brought them back to the CG. The rest of the evening was spent watching TV and reading.
Yesterday morning, we left Kelly's Countryside RV Park about 10 minutes after 10:00 and turned North on US 301. In just a few miles, we crossed the state line into Georgia. We stayed on US 301 the whole way, passing through Folkston, Nahunta, Jesup, Glenville, and a few other small town before arriving here at the Parkwood RV Park & Cottages on the South edge of Statesboro, GA.
It was 12:50 when we pulled int the park, so it took us about 2 hours and 40 minutes to travel the 141 miles up here.
301 is a good road with very little traffic and we made excellent time. This section is mostly 2 lane with probably 25% of it being 4 lane. We had some light rain on the way, but nothing serious. By the time we arrived in Statesboro, the sun was shining though, so Jim didn't get wet setting the trailer up when we got here. ;-) We'll be staying here for 2 nights, and it's probably for the best since it's supposed to rain most of today.
This is a very well maintained park with fairly wide, long, pull-through sites. The last time we were here was way back in 2006, but it hasn't changed much. The people in the office are friendly and there's free cable and wi-fi, both which seem to work quite well. I wish Jim would have taken some photos yesterday so I could have posted them here, but if you're interested, there are some photos on the parks web site that are quite accurate.
I don't expect much to happen today, with the forecasted weather. This afternoon, Jim will probably watch the NASCAR race on TV. Hopefully by tomorrow, this weather will have passed and we'll have good conditions to continue on.
Did you know that Statesboro is best known as the home of Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral-Research University?