Statesville, NC to Knoxville, TN

In Statesville, North Carolina there is a store we stop at every chance we get. It is a discount store with all kinds of stuff at reasonable prices.

Some things you have to be choosey about. Off – off brand stuff that is questionable. Mostly they have name brand stuff that would not sell well in stores.

There are 3 of these stores. Burlington, Selma, and Statesville, North Carolina.

Another North Carolina specialty is a soda or pop called Cheerwine. It is a cherry flavored soft drink the locals highly recommend. Taste is not cola or Dr. Pepper. It has a distinct taste of its own with a cherry taste.

A little over a year ago part of the mountain came crashing down on I-40 near the Tennessee border. I-40 is finally back open to traffic. You can see where the rock face slid off. Pretty scary stuff. Glad I wasn’t any where around when that happened.

Wild flowers grow in the medians of the highway. Workers were out mowing the grass today.

We delivered our trucks in Knoxville, Tennessee and we are going about 800 miles home in our pickup for work out of Oklahoma City. I think we will be going to Green Bay, Wisconsin come Sunday.

There will be more tomorrow. Been a hot day and I sweated buckets. Need lots of water to replenish what I’ve lost.
Find a hotel, have a good scrubbing in the shower and go to bed early tonight.

Everyone rest well tonight.


About Message In A Fold

I am an over the road truck driver in Drive-Away Transport part of the year, and the sole bookkeeper of this operation the other part of the year. I do a lot of whining until I can get in my craft room and play with paper and glue. View all posts by Message In A Fold

2 responses to “Statesville, NC to Knoxville, TN

  • Shelly

    Scary stuff the rock slide , I’m with you wouldn’t want to be anywhere near it. Hope you get rested and replenished. Thanks for the updates Hope Joe and you have safe travel back to Ok.
    Take care,

    • Message In A Fold

      Thank you Shelly. Rested, showered, and spent the day in the passenger seat working the laptop to get the Scrapbook Creations videos up to YouTube.
      Hope you family is well. Were you caught in the most recent summer storm that went from Louisiana up to northern Illinois. The weather channel was saying there are severe weather threats for that part of our country. I hope you and your family are all safe and sound.

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