Friday August 17th 2018
I traveled a little over two hundred and eighty miles today over about four and a half hours. The gas tank was just about full at the start of the day so I didn’t have a fuel stop. I made one brief comfort stop that included a walk around to check the RV and towed car, but it was mostly a driving day. On travel days I have a couple of bottles of water and some crackers on the console to keep me hydrated and satisfy the munchies. I went through them all today.
Interstate 95 through the Carolinas is straight and flat. Around the major cities it might be three lanes, but it is mostly two lanes in each direction. The traffic today was heavy with enough trucks to complicate the drive. About the only vehicles I need to pass are the slower trucks. The faster ones are passing me all the time. The road to bridge transitions in the southern part of South Carolina haven’t improved. When I was on the road two years ago I was launched into the air at a few of the transitions. Today was a repeat performance. The inside of the RV had several things on the floor when I arrived at my destination that didn’t start the trip on the floor.
The other annoyance on today’s journey was the sun. There weren’t any clouds in the sky during the majority of my trip. My preferred travel condition is a cloudy day, so I don’t need to wear sun glasses. The sun glasses are great for looking out the windshield without glare, but checking the inside controls with the sun glasses on is difficult. The rear view camera and the GPS/Radio are very hard to see quickly with the change from the bright outside to the dimmer inside. I use sun glasses over my prescription glasses so I can easily push them off to see the monitors when necessary. The dashboard can also be a problem, but it usually has enough outside reflected light to make seeing it easier. Today, for some reason, it was particularly annoying.
I’m at the Savannah South KOA in Richmond Hill Georgia until Sunday. Getting setup was uncomfortable. The sun was shinning brightly, the humidity was near a hundred present and the temperature was in the mid 90s. My clothes and hair were plastered to my body with sweat by the time I was finished. About an hour after I got setup a thunderstorm passed through the area that cooled things off some, but the humidity remains. It is supposed to be hot and humid around her this time of year, but according to the TV weather talkers this is extra humid. Thank technology for air conditioning.