12-29-09 Tuesday (Who’s Watchin’ The Road?)

Jacksonville to Charlotte.  Pretty easy.  On our last trip to Charlotte, Jim had me jot down various fuel stops and rest area exits.  We pretty much preplanned our stops knowing what gas stations would be easy to get in and out of.  That’s Jim for you.  Prepared. 

Before leaving the RV park, Jim checked the transmission fluid.  Remember, we had it changed a few weeks back.  The fluid didn’t even register on the 458 foot dipstick from hell.  That thing was so long, I think it was poking through China soil.   I saw rice stuck on the end of it.  Anyway, we added about 2 quarts.  At the next stop we bought and added more.  The book says that sucker holds 16.something.  All in all, I think we added 5 quarts.  Why can’t anyone do their jobs properly?  As our friend John Anderson would say, “I just shake my head.”

Both yesterday and today, Jim and I both noticed an abundance of RV’s on the interstates.  We’ve guessed that those heading North were returning home from a fun filled holiday.  Those heading South enjoyed the holidays with loved ones and are now seeking warmer climate.  It will definitely be warmer in SW Florida, but from what I’ve seen, not much.

2009-12-29 001Above: “Uh, Jim, shouldn’t you be watching the road?”

While gassing up, Jim spotted a Waffle House.  He “craved” Waffle House waffle’s.  Lunch.  We went.  We ate.  We left happy.

2009-12-29 08We arrived in Charlotte.  We checked in at the campground, set up the RV and then headed to Chili’s for margaritas and dinner.  We stopped by the house to pick up the car, and then returned to the RV for much needed sleep.




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Photos from today:

2009-12-29 02Above: Cat hair flew out of the defroster vents.  Ahhhh, life in an RV with 2 cats and a dog.

 2009-12-29 03Above: Dasher on the RV dash.

 2009-12-29 05Above: Clea climbing onto my lap.

 2009-12-29 06Above: Clea made it onto my lap.

Tomorrow is going to be a busy day!


  1. Dasher is so stinkin' cute!!

    Hahaha- laughed at your "rice on the end" bit.

    I haven't had Waffle House in forever. I miss it. In college, my friends and I would go and sit in a booth for HOURS. We kept buying food and stuff- but it was our ultimate study spot!

  2. Such adventure! How will you ever adjust to your boring ordinary life?

  3. Boy, oh boy! Do I love margaritas!! Is it wrong that I've been enjoying them in the evening when I'm all alone?

    Does Jim do all the driving in the RV?

    I don't think we have Waffle Houses here in PA. Just as well. It would probably wreak even more havoc on my poor blood sugar levels than I already do!

  4. I'm so jealous of your 458 foot dipstick from hell.

    I'm so jealous of your 5 quarts of oil.

    I'm so jealous of your Waffle House lunch.

    I'm so jealous you're living in North Carolina.

    I'm so jealous of your margaritas (were they as good as La Nopa?)

    I'm so jealous of your cat hair filled vents (reminds me of my shower drain once upon a time).

    I'm so jealous of Dasher, Clea and Jag.

    Jealous I tell you, JEALOUS!

    PS: What kind of cookware do you have?

  5. @Liz: I love my Dasher dog! I like to hug him and squeeze him and call him George. Well, not really.

    @Jason: Hopefully it will never be dull or ordinary.

    @Joanie: Jim does all the driving. And it's wrong to have margaritas by yourself. You should share!

    @Kristen: You suck.


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