Thursday March 11, 2010
We were on the road by 8:15 anxious to get the day behind us. It was raining and the rain continued all the way until we reached the NC – TN line. About Sam’s Gap the rain stopped but it remained very foggy and dreary looking all the way home. Our only stop was at a Pilot somewhere in SC where we had a gas, bathroom, and food break. A subway was the option and while not our favorite we did not want to make another stop. I tried to end up in Asheville for lunch at La Paz but it would have just been too late for both of us. Just means we will have to go back over that way someday soon for a La Paz fix. Through South Carolina we saw lots of trees in bloom and daffodils blooming….spring was indeed on the way.
We arrived home about 3:00 and with the dreary skies it did not look like spring was here…but when I looked out the windows to the back yard – the crocus were in full bloom. I was a little disappointed that the peas, lettuce, spinach, and grass seeds I had planted the week before we left did not show one sign of green. Maybe in a few more days they will peak through!
The crocus greeting us in our yard
Overall we had a great trip. The trip to Long Key in 2 ½ days was definitely workable. Staying one night in a motel – particularly when it was “free” was great. The mess up on the reservation was a major issue and I need to be much more careful to read the small print! We could have driven a little further north from Long Key or planned another day in South Florida at another location. Much debate is in store before we make a decision of whether to spend a couple weeks in south Florida or south Texas next winter.
As I write this on the 12th, the Sprinter is unloaded, the dirty clothes clean, and the kitchen unloaded and put away. The morning has been beautiful. We will wait for another dry day to clean the refrigerator and vacuum the sand out ! It is looking like the afternoon will be windy and rainy. Welcome home!! At least it is not SNOW!!!