Although last night brought dark clouds, wind and rain just as I was on my way to pick up the Marriage Tour RV in Norcross, GA the weather had subsided by morning and a silvery-blue sky promised a warm and sunny day was to follow.
It did the trick. The mirror didn't move the rest of the trip and I didn't have any more issues with it. It was quite a dangerous problem, though, as I was completely unable to see the right side of the RV or any of the lanes to the right of me while driving.
During that stop in a southern suburb of Charlotte called Pineville, I met with my cousins - one of which recently married - and their kids for lunch at The Olive Garden. They live in that area and so it was a great opportunity to stop by and have a bite to eat with the family.
I had a great dish of Chicken Alfredo and a really good strawberry-mango fruit drink. Non-alcoholic of course. All of that came after a few of Olive Garden's delicious garlic rolls. Can't go to Olive Garden and not have the garlic rolls!
Unfortunately, I ran into some delays after lunch. I sure hope everyone walked out of this one alive. There is actually a lot more than what this pictures shows. After I took the photo, I thought it was over but in reality, behind that white truck, or - what is left of that white truck, is a slew of pieces from torn apart vehicles.
Again, I certainly hope everyone was OK. Traffic did unexpectedly pick up immediately after the accident - I was afriad we would be backed up for miles but we were only like that for a few minutes.
I was thinking to myself - If I was in San Fransisco or Boston or Madison, WI right now... in this RV, I'd be a sitting duck! It's a good thing I was in the Bible Belt.
Leaving Charlotte, I continued on the I-85 North and made it to Durham before stopping for gas. It was quite hot and humid at that time so I also enjoyed and brought on board a grape slushy for the ride.
Yes, that's a BP gas station. No, that station isn't in anyway responsible for the oil spill in the gulf. And no, I prefer not to be politically correct by using another station - just for all you liberals out there.
In reality, the oil spill wouldn't be so bad if certain politicans in high places in D.C. weren't so concerned with playing political games. I won't name any names.
Anyway, the road ahead brought me into Virginia,
where I decided to stay for the night. Tomorrow I am setting off early to make it to the DC area by 10:00 AM, then onward to Philadelphia. The schedule has me going Connecticut to pick up Brian Brown and his family on Tuesday.
The first rally on the marriage tour is in Augusta, Maine on July 14th in Capital Park. More information about the marriage tour here.