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Friday, March 31, 2017

Another Day, Another Drive... East to Wilmington, North Carolina

On the road again....

Eric & I continue east
on Interstate 20.

I saw before me a ribbon
of highway...

To the left of this RV's
rear window...

Back Off Or I'll Flush!

South Carolina is well known

One is included on their

Bogangles Famous Chicken 
& Biscuits sponsors
NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series
at Darlington Raceway.

We will take Exit 141 A
to Interstate 95 toward

I like taking pictures
of trees leafing out.

One of many South of the
along the highway.

Eric wonders why South of
the Border isn't replacing
faded signs.

We like the play on words.

South of the Border
Water Tower

Pedro's famous sombrero's brim
 creates a place for visitors to stand
atop the observation tower.

Welcome to North Carolina
& Robeson County

Eric takes pictures
while I drive.

I turn onto US Routes
74 &76,

A crew is grooming the

A worker picks up trash
in the median.

North Carolina DOT 
is getting ready for spring.

US Routes 76 & 74 split.

We take US 74 toward

The Entrance to the USS
North Carolina 
Battleship Memorial

We stop on the bridge & wait.

goes up.

A sailboat with a tall mast
starts to make its north
along the Cape Fear River.

Eric & I turn onto US
Route 117/North Carolina
Highway 132.

sign is unique.

... and here's our overnight
parking spot, Walmart.

Eric & I Drive Northeast to Lexington, South Carolina

Eric & I leave Stone Mountain 
Park to start our drive northeast
Lexington, South Carolina.

Eric takes his time on winding
secondary roads.

I like Tire Shack's
roadside sculpture.

Sometimes we have to drive
south, along Georgia State
Route 124 before driving

Interstate 20 East shares this 
section of highway with US 

Traffic slows at it shifts to the
left lane to drive around a
police car & fire trucks.

 I got a quick peek as we drove past...  The remains of a burnt out car wait to be towed away.

High clouds make today's
drive a pretty one.

Trees are budding &
starting to leaf out.

The Rockdale Water Resources
Water Tower is part of the
Rockdale County's water

Just 105 miles to Augusta.

Ambulances & two firetrucks
responded to what I assume is
an accident on a westbound

We stay on Interstate 20
East & continue our
drive toward Columbia.

The Welcome to South
Carolina sign

Interstate 20 turns northeast toward Columbia at the state line.

Water Tower

The "This is Big" Subway
sign is well placed, near
the water tower.

Eric & I fondly remember
South Carolina's inexpensive
gas prices.

Lawn mowing equipment is
parked west of Exit 44.

I see a crane in the distance.

It's road construction season.

Water Tower in Lexington

We turn onto South Lake Drive in Lexington.

Eric asks me to get a shot of

We keep a list of BBQ restaurants as we travel across the country.  Fortunately, Maurice's Piggie Park BBQ has multiple locations.  Eric and I will sample their ribs, brisket and pork the next time we are in the area.

Eric pulls into the Walmart
parking lot, where we are
staying the night.

We have a subscription to  For $24.95 per year, Eric and I have access to businesses locations throughout the United States and Canada that allow RVers to park overnight. Many do not charge a fee.  As recommended, I called ahead and received permission to spend the night along the outer edge of the parking lot.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Dinner at Bell Street Burritos in Atlanta, Georgia

Jim & Gina took Eric & me
to the Bell Street Burritos
on Krog Street, North East.

Bell Street Burritos
 Tee Shirts

I like the sturdy wooden
chairs that obviously came
from schools.

The seats in the foreground
are probably from an

I chose an Athena Berliner
accompany my Burrito.

Burritos, Chips, Salsa Fresco
& Guacamole...

A delicious, fresh tasting

Eric took this photo
of Gina & me.