We got the trailer all hooked up and ready to go and did the normal dumping routine and were on our way. We (as in mostly I) decided that we had already been on I-75 enough so I told trusty Tom to reroute us down I-85 through Columbus, GA. The Yukon and trailer both did really well. We had our normal fuel/bathroom stop along the way but besides that it was uneventful. The weather was sunny and in the high 50s/low 60s. The road was in good shape and it felt good to be traveling again. We even made our way through Fort Benning and saw some tanks and other weapons from the highway.
We decided Georgia is much prettier when it is sunny than when it is gray and rainy. We went through a town called Weston and drove past a gas station/store advertising pecan pie and BOILED PEANUTS. It was easy enough to turn around so we decided now was the time to try the peanuts. We parked and were greeted by a nice gentlemen who talked with us for a bit. He was impressed with the kids but said he had come from a family of 14 kids! I cannot even imagine that many kids!
We all got drinks, picked up a Pecan Pie and filled up a cup with boiled peanuts hot out of the pot. There was a few picnic tables outside so we had our snacks there. Everyone did a good job trying the peanuts but the only two who had more than a couple were Brighton and Stacey. I think the rest of us were a little disappointed but also knew we had been warned we probably would not like them at first.
We piled back into the Yukon and finished the trip to Albany. There is a church here that has helped produce a few Christian movies that we have enjoyed including Facing the Giants, Fireproof and Courageous. Brighton and his movie making interest is pretty excited to be here and maybe meet the directors.
We checked into the campground for just one night as we were not sure if we wanted to stay longer or not. It is a nice campground but they put us about two feet from our neighbor once our slides are out so I think we will be heading south again tomorrow after church. This was just reinforced as while I am typing this a policeman with his lights flashing is coming past our campsite. Makes you wonder...