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.