At 8:30 a.m., with me at the wheel, we hopped on I-5 in Livingston, Louisiana. Traffic was light most of the day. Today, we saw more cars and pick-ups, but still quite a few semis as well.
We didn't spend long in each state we went through. The most damage we saw today from Hurricane Zeta was in Biloxi, Mississippi. Almost every freeway exit sign was blown down, billboards were missing their advertising (just big holes in the signs), lots of trees down, and big business signs (like Waffle House and Lowe's) were either missing or dangling.
When we were in Mobile, we had just exited the tunnel under Mobile Bay when the traffic came to a halt. There was an accident about one-half mile ahead of us. It was cleared up quickly and we continued on our way.
We made it to our campground at 12:30 p.m., set up the 5th wheel, showered, and then called Tom and Rosemarie. At 2:30, we headed to their place to enjoy the afternoon and evening talking about Hurricane Sally, which impacted their place, and what they've been up to since we last saw them. There was a small tornado that took down some of their trees and a few trees in their neighbor's yard. The tip of one of the neighbor's trees lightly brushed their 5th wheel roof. No damage to the 5th wheel. They were lucky!
For dinner, we had turkey chili, cornbread, steamed veggies, and ice cream for dessert. Thank you to Rosemarie for cooking! We will return the favor when we come back in a couple of weeks.
|Tom and Bob, shaka bra'.|
After dinner, Tom, Bob, and I went for a walk around the block. The distance was about 3/4 mi. Debris piles left over from Hurricane Sally lined the streets. We left about 6:50 p.m. so we could give Sunnie his insulin.
Bob wanted to watch the Hawaii/Wyoming football game, but it wasn't on our TV lineup at the RV park. He found a sports bar where he could watch it.
It was cold last night in Louisiana and it's clear and cold tonight in Florida. The moon is big, bright, and bold.
I will post photos of Tom and Rosemarie's fur kids once I get to a park with a powerful internet connection. They have a dog named Cocoa and a cat named Capuchin.
Tomorrow, we drive 170 miles to Quincy, Florida. Oh, and apparently we need to keep an eye on another storm forming south of the Yucatan Peninsula. Oh, no, not again!
That's it for today. Have a wonderful weekend. Remember to set your clocks back one hour on Saturday night or early Sunday morning.