3/24/14 Monday Arley, AL (Hidden Cove-TT/MA)
Thanks to our preparation yesterday we were on the road by 8:30 am. Those secondary roads do have nice scenery. We got into Alabama soon and soon after that the time changed to Central, one hour earlier. Eventually we got to I-20. Just think, we took I-10 E from California to New Orleans, now we’re on I-20 W for a bit.
I-20 hill headed for Birmingham, AL
Birmingham roads remind me of Louisiana, they beat you up. We stopped at the Pilot on US 78 here for fuel, sandwich and to stretch our legs. About halfway through our journey. Also got to the big city after 10 am, what I aim for in order to miss the commuter traffic. Then we continued North on US 78 – a great road with 4, then 6 lanes. Of course that couldn’t last forever. Once we left US 78 life was not so fine. The county roads were 2 lane, no shoulder with traffic lights. CR 41 10 miles of rough ride, but we made it!!! We got a nice long level site that looks out on the lake. FHU with 50 amps (free). Thank heavens we have free WiFi with a decent speed.
When we were settled we had lunch, got the sheets washing and set out in search of cell phone service to discover it’s not here. We did find some in the nearby little town of Arley. You can’t have everything. This is a nice place to just sit back and relax. We intend to do that once we get caught up with chores. We enjoyed “Dancing With The Stars” for our evening entertainment.