Bob’s Version: Florida Bound Day 10

Day 10 Thursday 12/14/2017.

The usual.  Feed the dogs walk the dogs and feed Spike 20 gallons of diesel.  Got up at 6:40 but didn’t get on the road until 8:00.
Got through Memphis no problem except I missed my turn.  That want the worst of it as there was a slightly longer route.  The problem was fuel.  I tried to get into three different places but the truck/trailer combo was too long.  Finished up my self imposed detour and got on I-22 to Birmingham.  After having wasted almost an hour on the detour and fueling fiasco, I found a real truck stop. A good thing too.  I had only about 80 miles of fuel left and B’ham was over 90 miles away.
Had Summer try to contact my cousin to no avail.   When I got to Birmingham, I called my high school buddy, Melvin.  He lived between B’ham and Montgomery.  I told him that I’d be along at about 6:00 for our first meeting since 1963.  When I got to his house he and his wife were very gracious.  They offered me dinner and shelter for the evening but I declined.  I declined because she would have been cooking only unfortunately me and because I traveling with two dogs.  They have a very nice pet free home that In which I didn’t want any accidents to occurring. Also, I was anxious to get on the road tomorrow as early as possible.  I’m about 6-7 hours from my destination and I want to sleep in a bed that isn’t on the floor tomorrow night.
Returned to I-65 and drove down to the Jemison exit and got off the highway.  There were several trucks parked in a vacant lot next to the Burger King.  They have gravy and biscuits for $1.99. I know what I’m having for breakfast.
Dinner consisted of slices of his chicken breast topped with Vidalia onion and pepper jack cheese.  Dessert was several ginger snaps.

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