Tuesday August 18th 2020
With only 190 miles planned driving today, I slow rolled the travel prep tasks this morning. I pulled out of the Forsyth KOA at 11AM. The drive was uneventful.
My electronics worked today. I was able to listen to the rest of the audio book and the first couple of chapters over again since I didn’t have anything else ready to load. Before my next travel day on Thursday I’ll have to find another book or pod cast. I prefer to listen to someone talking than music. The quality of the talk goes directly to how quickly the long miles pass.
Along the drive southeast from Macon GA on Interstate 16, I saw more container trucks going both ways than than I’ve ever seen. I assumed they were coming from or heading for the Port of Savannah. When I got a chance to do a little googling, I learned that the Port of Savannah is “The single largest and fastest-growing container terminal in America.” It is nice to know I wasn’t imagining the large number of container trucks and that my deduction about the port in Savannah was on point.
There were a lot of dark clouds and a brief shower on today’s journey, but it didn’t prevent me from arriving at my destination shortly after 2PM. I’m at the Savannah South KOA in Richmond Hill Georgia for the next couple of nights. This isn’t my favorite KOA. The sites are close and some of the roads are narrow. I stop here because of the convenient location and all of the birds in the pond. In addition to hand raised swans there are native ibis, egrets and blue heron.
The black clouds and showers I passed through on my way to Savannah strengthened into a line severe thunderstorms. Throughout the late afternoon and evening there were warnings on the TV and the sky to the northwest got darker and darker. The threatened hail and strong winds never arrived. We got heavy rumbling thunder and lots of lightening all with a light long duration rain. I’m holed up inside my RV home with the air conditioner keeping everything cool.