After a good night’s sleep, I felt much better, not quite 100% but good enough to head on down the road.
We left our “lovely” campground and got back on I-10. We knew we needed to fuel up so we hit the Flying J just outside of Tallahassee. Flying J may not always be the cheapest, but because they have the RV lanes that I know I can easily enter and exit, I choose them as often as I can. Saving a couple of cents a gallon and then possibly damaging the RV or toad trying to maneuver around isn’t worth it to me.
True, there are always the truck pumps, but the reason I try to avoid them is the nozzles are so big and pump so fast I have a hard time filling my tank. The way the tank is built in the Journey, the last ten or so gallons I have to trickle in, can’t do that with the truck pump. I end up spilling some of that liquid gold, also know as diesel fuel.
For the first time since last winter, I also availed myself of the easy to access propane station and topped off the propane tank. With my Flying J card, I get the best price on propane. Today it was $2.99 as compared to some campgrounds which charge $4.00 or even $5.00 a gallon.
It was very windy and once again I fought a very strong headwind, all the time watching my dash computer tell me I was getting 6.9 to 7 mpg. I wish the engineers that designed these highways would have built them so you always have a tailwind (and are always going downhill as another good measure).
We pulled a “Semper Gumby” (Always Flexible) and changed our route so we’d stop for the night in Brunswick, Georgia for a special reason. The 250 miles we covered were worth it.
Judy was staying there and we haven’t seen her since last spring. We had a great dinner and had a great time catching up.
It’s always great to see her. She is one amazing lady traveling in her Class A RV with her cute dog, Emma. She’s made a career volunteering around the country in National Parks, National Wildlife Refugees and States Parks.
Tomorrow we head off on the last leg of our trip to our South Carolina “home” for a couple of days to take care of some errands.
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