Our Location: Walmart, Vicksburg, Mississippi
We woke to very cool temps, fog and the sun trying valiantly to burn it off. Breakfast, a walk to the dumpsters, hooked up and we were off before 9 am. We needed a few directions at the local gas station as the GPS wasn't cooperating but we were quickly back on the straight line we needed to be on. A new toll road is in place that I don't recall the last time we were here.
|Morning fog at Lake Lurleen SP, Alabama|
We basically just pointed the Big Dog's nose southwest and let him go and go he did. We rolled along on I-59/20 until we were in Meridian, Ms where we turned west and let I-20 lead us in the right direction. We stopped at a few rest areas and stretched our legs but still made it to our destination by around 2 pm.
|One of the rest stops. |
References for me and you both, I-59/20 in Alabama was good, a few humps and bumps but nothing extreme. I-20 West in Mississippi leaves something to be desired. Many parts are good but the bridges are difficult, very bumpy and the expansion joints are close enough or far enough apart to make it a rough ride, add to that some rough joints at the end of the bridge to the roadway and you get the idea. Some were excellent but some were very terrible. Not a lot of construction and no real slow downs of any kind. Mississippi has beautiful rest areas and allows overnight parking with security, just for future knowledge. Fuel (we are looking at interstate prices) range between $5.50 and $4.82.
|Still blooming here in MS.|
Weather warmed up as we came west, from 43F/6C this morning to 70F/20C by our pull off time of 2 pm. Tonight will be a low of 12 or13C/ low 50's F. We'll take that happily.
|A military cargo plane winged by. |
A chat with my sister in law Barb last night after finishing the blog had the news that Wayne's surgery was over and they expect him home today. Good news. Wayne of course is her dad. He is having trouble with his eye. A long drive to Toronto for this surgery and all follow ups too.
|Just down the road from the Walmart. |
Talked to my dad today after settling in here, they had some snow on the ground this morning but it's not staying. He said they had sun shine this afternoon and it's the nicest day they've had since we left on Oct 11.
The Walmart here has a very large lot, easy in and out, and pretty close to the interstate, maybe a minute or two away. Tomorrow we will cross into Louisiana about 10 minutes after leaving this lot. Our goal will be in Texas.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your visit.
Until next time...
Take care, stay safe,
You are trucking along nicely!ReplyDelete
Continued safe travels!
We are enjoying the pace, not too fast but fast enough to keep things interesting. Thanks Patsy.Delete
I cannot understand why they repair the roads, but left big huge bumps at the beginning and end of bridges. It always feels like the bed of my truck is going to hit the road!! Glad you got out before the snow.ReplyDelete
The bridge joints leave a little something to be desired for sure. We were lucky and just guessed right about leaving.Delete
Glad all is going nicely. And the weather sounds great. Glad you took the southern route .ReplyDelete
We too, are glad we headed straight south to the warmth. We intend to go slower now.Delete