Got on the road at 7:30am, made Slidell at 10, took the dogs for a little walk, and back on the road.
So far blissfully uneventful, but also a little boring. 😵
Sadly, we have and will continue to pass within miles of family and friends, but can't/won't drop in. first is because we come with 3 dogs, and second cuz we really want to get where we're going.
So much beauty, we don't even stop to take a photo. 😩
3ish, near Auburn just N of Montgomery Alabama, I'm driving, clipping along at a good pace, with the traffic, about 80 mph, ac on, and all of a sudden I got no go, no acceleration, nada, heat gauge is redlined. I coast to a stop and Tom pops the hood, he says the oil was boiling out. DAMN! We are along side a wooded area so we go sit on the verge about 1/2 hr, car cools down. Now Tom is driving, about 60 in a 70mph zone. If its not one thing its another.
Well at least we had a really nice oyster po boy for lunch.
I've been telling Tom we should do 2 hr shifts, driving and napping and just drive all night.
Guess I should make note of the roadside emergency number.
Tom drove for a short while, we stopped for gas, he checked all the fluids and everything seems ok.
We continued for several more hours with me driving and trying to stay at about 75mph. No further issues.
We have reserved another La Quinta room for the night. Nice having their directory and being able to call ahead and ensure a room.
So when you call the numbers in the La Quinta directory you actually get one of their call center people, so don't believe them when they tell you yes, this one us right off the interstate.
Finally found the correct, for our reservation, la quinta at about 9:30. way far off the highway, no restaurants real close by, but they do have a list of restaurant that will deliver. We placed an order, should be here in 45 minutes. aaaaack!
and that is day 6. tomorrow we should make Richmond! fingers and toes crossed everyone