May 7, 2006

Today we traveled about 160 miles.  We are currently in Reidsville, North Carolina.  That is about 40 miles North East of Winston-Salem, NC.  Much of the day we drove in rain.  Fortunately, it was not a heavy rain, just light, and enough to have to use the windshield wipers.  I put the original carb back on the Motor Home.  Hopefully, this will increase the gas mileage, even if it is not a huge amount, every little bit helps. 

Today's drive was pretty much scenic, with mostly wooded areas, small towns, and small stores along the way.  Saw some old log buildings along the way, some were at one time houses, some looked like they had been barns.  Sometimes at 50 mph it's tough to tell.  There wasn't a lot of traffic on the road today, probably because of being out and away from the larger cities.

Apparantly Family Dollar has quite a few stores in these parts.  Most of the towns we've been through have had at least one.  I guess everyone likes a bargain whenever possible.

On the bright side, we are in a Sprint Broadband area tonight.  It's not as fast as normal Dsl or Cable, but it sure beats the heck out of having a slow cell phone for internet access, or standard dial-up.  Fortunately, there are a bunch areas in this state and a few surrounding states, that have broadband as well.   Hopefully, we can hit several of them  during our travels.  Even without broadband access, the normal  PC card in the laptop, working on their normal network is about twice the speed of dial-up, so it is at the very bottom end of acceptable, but still do-able.

I think that's it for tonight, soon bedtime.  Tomorrow is another day.

Another view of Route 15 heading South in Va.

Another view of Route 15 in Va.

Also tend to see quite a few of these gas/stores along the way.  Since in some locations, there aren't any large towns, these convenience stores seem to be plentiful.

We stopped at a more modern convenience store in Va., just north of  North Carolina, next to a lake.  The name of the place was kind of unusual, don't you think?

This was another picture of the lake, just to the left of the previous picture, behind the deli and tackle shop.

Very bad picture, but it actually does say Welcome to North Carolina.

Route 158 runs West in Northern North Carolina.  We are using this route to head towards Tennessee, to check out some special outdoor chairs that fold up and slip into a bag.  This is a shot of Rt 158 headed West.

Another view of Rt 158 heading West towards Tennessee.

And of course, no trip is complete without viewing something unusual along the way.  Self explanatory.

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