Sunday, June 1, 2014 We left at 7:19 AM under sunny skies and no wind.
It was a perfect day for traveling. Traffic was light throughout Florida with very few semis on the road, as we traveled north on I-75 to Lake City. From there we hopped on I-10 to Tallahassee and up Highway 231 into Alabama.
We decided to take this route instead of the more familiar way which would mean pulling the trailer through the mountains of Tennessee. This way there’s a little less stress on the driver and the truck. The scenery is a lot prettier too with lots of rolling hills and forests. We drove (well, Bob did all the driving) 406 miles today and arrived at our campground, Cherry Blossom RV Park in Dothan, AL, at 3:00 (2:00 CST).
We set up camp and did a little relaxing before dinner. I know…..you say to yourself…..they were sitting in the car all day, but it’s not all that relaxing, especially for Bob.
We were happy just to sit still and enjoy an adult beverage. I decided to bring along my pineapple plant on this trip. I have grown it for two years from the stem of the pineapple. It takes that long to produce a fruit. The fruit is close to being ripe and I didn’t want to let it go to waste while I was gone. Unfortunately, we also discovered that we had a stowaway on board. It was a gecko that must have hitched a ride on my pineapple plant. Hopefully, Auggie will be able to hunt it down before long, otherwise it will have a rude awakening once we arrive in Wisconsin to find the weather a little cooler there. For now, it’s just hiding under the sofa and Auggie hasn’t sniffed it out yet. We’ll get a fairly early start tomorrow. Our destination tomorrow is Cornersville, Tennessee.