The fall colors are beginning to make their entrance in the trees.
It won’t be long before the rest of the trees begin turning rusts and golden then the leaves begin falling from the trees to leave barren trunks. Evergreens will be the only color left in the landscape. Even the kudzu will turn yellow and begin to wither into dormancy.
Where has this spring and summer gone? It has blown past this year.
This year it has rained more than the previous years. The south has needed this rain to end the drought conditions they have been having.
The rivers and streams are up, aquifers and reservoirs are getting built back up. The rain is good, but it sure is a pill to work or drive in. At least the temperatures are getting cooler and early morning is welcome instead of dreaded. Stepping out into low 70 degree temperatures instead of the 90 plus degrees.
There was a constant drizzle while we unhooked this morning. Although we had our rain gear on, both Joe and I were soaked through by the time we were finished.
There are trucks out of Atlanta, Georgia going to Compton, California that have been in the works for over a month. Dispatch is working on four for us but the “Go Ahead” has not been given yet. We needed to find some place to spend a couple hours, get something to eat, and make our phone calls. There is a restaurant in Spartanburg, South Carolina called The Copper River Grill. Joe found a nice spot to hang out for a while. In front of the low fire to warm his bones and try to dry off his back side.
This restaurant was recommended to us by the woman who runs the front desk at the Peterbilt – PacLease – truck center in Spartanburg. She warned us ahead of time about the portion sizes. She was not kidding.
When this “appetizer” arrived at our table I thought they were kidding. This is HUGE and enough there for four people. This photo makes it look like a green blob. I like spinich, as does Joe, but this was over the top and way too much for the two of us.
We had to have it boxed. This will do for a later snack or something in our room tonight.
Our server, Veronica, was delightful and very helpful. We could not have chosen a better place to spend a couple hours and feel welcome while we tried to wait out the rain and get confirmation on our dispatch for California.
Joe had asked our server what they had for dessert. She cautioned us, more than once, on the size of the dessert portion. I was so full that another round of food would not be the best thing for either of us.
When she mentioned Bread Pudding Joe perked up and decided we would give it a go.
Once again, there is enough there for four people and we could not finish it. At all. Way too much fantastic food for one sitting.
Groggily we made our way near Atlanta where we will spend the night. Load up tomorrow and begin the trek west. Rain pelted us for a while then it came down in torrents. By the time we made it to the hotel the rain had mostly stopped.
I gathered up the stuff I take into the room while Joe was getting his stuff together. I was in a hurry to get the door open. I had to use the facilities. Just as I was opening the bathroom door, to come out, I heard a crash and a groan. In the doorway, my husband lay upon the floor. One shoe on and one shoe off. Frightened I ran to see if he was badly hurt. After we had worked to get him up off the floor he told me his foot had not got high enough on the entrance step into the room and his shoe had caught of the threshold sending him careening in the door. Not seeing blood flowing freely, he was walking and talking in a normal manner, I could not stop the giggles that erupted.
Poor Joe. He had his hat caught at a strange angle in his rain coat, his glasses were askew on the top of his head, one foot wore a sandal while the other foot was bare, the sandal was still outside the door. Man what an entrance he made 🙂 I can’t say that he feel all over himself for me since I was not in the room when it happened but he sure tumbled for some reason.
He is alright and that is all I care about. A bit chagrined but fine. Thus ends our day.
Here’s hoping the rest of you enjoy your week and everyone in your family is glad to see summer end. And as Joe says “Be well and do good things”.