Spanish Moss hanging over tree lined roads.

Leaving Tampa, Florida yesterday to begin our trip north to Spartanburg, South Carolina we made a stop in Wesley Chapel, at a Lab Corp, to have Joe’s weekly blood test for the INR.


The sky was leaden with clouds and we expected to run into some rain.


Joe put on new wiper blades before we left Disney World Saturday morning.

As I took the exit off I-75 for Miconapy, Florida, rounding the corner the left wiper blade came off. I pulled into the first available business driveway to retrieve the blade. Hopefully it wasn’t being run over by following traffic.


Joe got out, under the shelter of one of our golf umbrellas, to locate the wiper blade and put it back on. A stop by one of our tool boxes was necessary to secure the blade once attached in place.


Tie wraps are the choice of my Mr. Fixit 😀


Once he secured the left blade back on he decided prevention would be best and used a tie wrap on the right one as well.


Upon getting back in the pickup Joe asked “Do you know where you stopped?” Indeed, I did know. A strip joint called “Cafe Risqué” that advertises as a place where the women dancers “bare all”. They must have been home sleeping because the parking lot was empty at 10 in the morning.

I think Joe was having a jitter or two about being seen near a business such as this.

The state and county roads we would travel from that point onward would lead us to I-10 then to I-95.

The road to Miconapy off I-75 is a beautiful tree lined road. The overhanging trees are draped with Spanish Moss.




Once on I-10 we had to connect with I-295 North for Savannah before we get on I-95. The seven mike leg of I-295 took us well over 1-1/2 hours to go three miles. An accident had occurred near the end in a road construction area.

Finally free of that I continued driving toward Brunswick, Georgia where our stop for the night would be. Joe got a rainbow shot 😀



Tiffany, Kari, and Simon are safely home. Loreli and Chad should be safely home as well. Carissa and Jaime were driving back home to Arizona. They had to stop in El Paso, Texas because of a transmission light that came on in the dash. They had a happy experience at the Viva Dodge in El Paso. The technicians added transmission fluid, did a check on the transmission and reset the computer codes. Total charge was $11. They only had to pay for the transmission fluid. Hopefully they, too, will be safely home today.

Hope you all have a fantastic week. Also wishing you cooler weather to enjoy your start to fall.



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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

7 responses to “Spanish Moss hanging over tree lined roads.

  • Maureen Mathis

    Wow, Carissa has the TOUCH when it comes to road repairs. You might want to think about taking her along with you as YOU travel. Y’alls repair bills have been mounting this past summer, and you could use a BREAK!

    • Message In A Fold

      Carissa might not be so thrilled to come along with us and use her “TOUCH” 😀 I told her she needed to leave a comment on Yelp! about that Viva Dodge and how they were treated. Good service deserves to be blabbed about 😀

      I went to Michaels day before yesterday, on our way to Clearwater Beach. They have a class on using MS Glitter. The butterflies that were shown at the front of the store as a teaser for the class were beautiful. Do you have a class similar? I sure do wish I lived closer to you so I could take your classes 😦

      Love you – Leslie

      • Maureen Mathis

        Yes, that Glittering class is offered at all the Michaels stores. The students purchase a glittering kit for $20 (but you can use their coupon) and all the supplies are in the kit, except your basic dry adhesive for adhering the card layers together. But all the paper, glitter and card bases are in the kit. There’s an instruction book as well, if you don’t want to take the class. The class is only $10, or $5 if you’re a Rewards member, and sometimes it’s worth it to have a personal guide as you create the projects!

      • Message In A Fold

        Wow! Thanks, Maureen. I hope the kits are still available come December and January when Joe says we will be home for a while. I’ll have to check with my local Michaels to see what kinds of classes they have while I’m home. Paperwork :\ can be worked around some craft therapy I think 😀

        Love you – Leslie

      • Maureen Mathis

        Looks like the Michaels’ OKC stores on May and Memorial have a teacher, according to the online calendars you can access on If your interested in the Glittering class, see if the store will have the instructor call you to schedule it. Her manager will let her have that class with just one student, you may have to schedule it separately from her others. That third store may also have classes, but you’ll have to contact the store directly, as they’re not currently utilizing the Michaels class scheduling program to promote their programs. 37 days til December (minus the few for the Joe’s food extravaganza, known to the rest of the US as Thanksgiving!) ; hang on, girl, you can do it!

  • gardenpinks

    Doesn’t that tree lined road look pretty? All the rain reminds us of our weather here of recent days. The temperatures have really tumbled too, not that they were high this summer….all in all a pretty dismal sumer/autumn. We were hoping for a mild October/autumn so that we could get on with clearing out sheds and greenhouses and there is a mountain of cr*p to burn 🙂 I expect we shall get it done though:)
    Love and hugs
    Lynn xx

    • Message In A Fold

      I know the two of you will conquer the shed and greenhouse. You both had a go at it a couple years back and had quite the bonfire back then :D. Less to clear now 😉

      I sure wish we could pull off the road, stand right in the middle of traffic to get a truly great shot of that tree lined, Spanish moss draped roadway. More beautiful than any photograph I could take that road is.

      Love you – Leslie

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