We left Kingsport at 8AM to drive to Knoxville. Ben had an inspection to do before we could leave for Florida. We arrived at the location at 9:30. The inspection was an interesting and unusual one. Most of the inspections are at a business or industry that is shipping something to another country. This situation was a woman who sends various and assorted items she purchases here to her husband in Liberia. He then resells the items there. They were sending construction materials, clothing, household items, 2 pianos and cases of toilet tissue. It took them 4 hours instead of the 2 expected to load the container so that Ben could seal it and the tractor trailer could depart.
We ate a quick sandwich and were off south to Chattanooga, then Atlanta, and on south to find a place to spend the night. We had planned to camp at a Georgia State Park about 50 miles south of Atlanta. Well, we kept seeing snow along the road. The temperature was 40 and it was beginning to get dark. We decided to stay in a motel and when the local weather showed the temperature expected tonight was to be 23 – we definitely made the right choice! We have a heater in the Sprinter but we feel we made the right choice!
The evening was spent in Forsyth GA at a Comfort Suites. We ate dinner at the nearby Shoney’s and watched two programs of 24 on TV.