In keeping with our attempts at traveling slower, we pulled out of the Campground Under The Bridge at 10:55 am, just five minutes before the 11:00 checkout time. We didn’t hear too much traffic noise because of running the a/c, but on occasion a really loud truck could be heard rumbling by. I guess I can understand now why Trolls who live under bridges are so cranky. ;c)
Not much to talk about on our travels, nice sunny day except for a five mile long rainstorm, just enough to take the clean shine off the Journey. We stopped at Camping World in Roanoke, VA to pick up a few odds and ends. I try to keep all my chemicals and cleaners fully stocked, as well as adding a tube of self leveling caulk to the repair locker.
I was pleased with the mileage the Journey cranked out, even with all the mountains (okay, hills for you westerners) I averaged a pretty solid 8.5 mpg, which helps take a little sting out of the cost of fuel.
After 325 miles, we pulled in to a Flying J in PA. Since we’re in the Making Tracks mode we don’t really care where we stay the night, home is where ever we are.
Flying J’s usually have a parking area reserved for RVs, separate from all the truck parking. The truckers need to have a place to get their rest and it’s good to keep the RVs out of their parking spaces.
Strangely, this FJ has a RV parking area that is jammed with Bobtail Tractors, (that is the term for the tractor without an attached trailer). They took up almost all the RV spaces and apparently the management doesn’t care to enforce the parking rules and direct them to the truck parking area .
I squeezed the Journey in and was able to open the slides on one side. I talked with the trucker next to me about the slides and he said he’d watch out for them when he pulls out if we’re still here in the morning.
We’ve watched a bunch of RVs pull in and then pull out because there is no space for them tonight. Bummer. Glad we got here early.
We’re not complaining, you get what you pay for, and we’ll be paying quite a bit when we fill up with diesel tomorrow. Keeping it in perspective, it’s still cheaper than overnighting at Walmart! ;c)
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