Monday, January 26, 2009

Knock, knock.

We are at the Wal-Mart in Union City, Georgia (map).

We had a very pleasant drive yesterday on a route quite new to us, US-123. This route passes Clemson University and a handful of other institutions of higher learning in both South Carolina and Georgia, sort of a "college row."

US-123 eventually put us on I-985 into Atlanta, at about Gainesville, GA. Our plans had called for us to stop somewhere in the Atlanta area, and we decided it would be best to get all the way through the city Sunday evening, rather than fight our way through the brutal Atlanta weekday traffic today. This was really the first stopping opportunity southwest of the city.

We had a nice dinner at La Fiesta across the street, did some shopping here at the store, and had a pleasant enough night. We chose to park behind a semi that was clearly parked for the night, just to shield us a bit from the spectators. That proved to be a poor choice -- a heavy duty wrecker showed up and knocked on our door at 8:30 this morning. He had been called to tow the trucks out of the lot; as with many Wal-Marts, this one is posted No Truck Parking. This is the first time we've ever seen it enforced. We ended up moving to the other side of the lot, so he could finish his work, but he peeled out half an hour later empty-hooked.

Today we will continue south to Montgomery. We also need to find water and perhaps a dump station.

1 comment:

  1. Good choice. The first time I took a DodgeLodge anywhere near Atlanta - about 30 miles out I started to feel like a target and that feeling persisted all through Atlanta to 30 miles north. Nothing about Atlanta has ever happened to change that perception.


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