|Wed, 29 Aug: A rainy road day...
We were up early to the sound of distant thunder. The forecast for Pensacola was for thunderstorms in the morning. Thankfully, they didn't materialize and we got ready for the road under cloudy skies, but nothing wet.
We said our goodbyes to our hosts Carolyn and Al. They were generous to a fault and we are very appreciative for their hospitality and friendship. Bob pulled Carpe Diem out of their driveway at half past eight and drove 9½ miles to a nearby station that sold diesel and was large enough for the coach. Sandi followed in Carpe Dinkum, our trusty Ford Focus tow car. Good thing we didn't connect the car as the fuel station was just large enough for Bob to manouver the coach.
After adding 80+ gallons of diesel to the tank we connected the car at a nearby parking lot. Shortly after we hopped on I 10 west toward Mobil. About eighteen miles later we entered Alabama and onward.
Alabama is only 66 miles wide at the southern end so it wasn't very long before we crossed into Mississippi. Another 75 miles and we were in Louisiana, where we stopped at the Welcome Center for lunch. After lunch Sandi took the helm, and we moved from I 10 to I 12. I 10 goes thru New Orleans while I 12 runs along the more direct northern route. The two reconnect at Baton Rouge, where we crossed the Mississippi river.
Another fifty or so miles to Henderson LA where we're spending the nite at the Frenchman's RV Park. It is a basic park with electricity for air conditioning. Thunder is rumbling all around us, but so far we've been dry.
Today's numbers: 294.3 miles / 8½ mpg.