For our last night on our trek to Louisiana, we are camped out in Chattahoochee, Florida. There is nothing here. We had to drive 15 miles to Walmart to get DEF for the truck. Chattahoochee is a name derived from the Creek language meaning “marked rocks”. I did not see any rocks, much less marked ones. If we were staying here longer, I would seek them out.
Tomorrow we will drive 358 miles through the rest of the Florida Panhandle, through Alabama and Mississippi to Louisiana, it should take us about 7 hours, with a rest stop or two.
Hardeeville, South Carolina to Chattahoochee, Florida: 348.8 miles
6 hours 31 minutes
Today’s one night stand brings us 8 miles north of South Carolina’s southern boarder. Tomorrow we will travel through Georgia to our last one night stand, Florida.
Fayetteville, N. C. to Hardeeville, South Carolina: 250.1 miles
5 hours 30 minutes
Another short layover on our beeline to warm weather. Did some maintenance and repairs. When you take your house and shake it like a cocktail, something is always going wrong. Barbara calls them “challenges”. I call them “I can’t believe this is happening.”
But we manage to meet them all. All is good now, and we are back on the road at sunrise.
Ashland, Virginia to Fayetteville, North Carolina: 236 miles
4 hours 32 minutes (It’s downhill)
We have broken away from Maryland and are making a beeline to warm weather. Today we are in Ashland, Virginia. We will be here only one night. Tomorrow, North Carolina, then South Carolina, and Florida.
When we hit Florida, we will turn right and travel the panhandle to Louisiana, where we will remain the rest of the winter.
Because we are staying only one or two nights at each campground, and we have been to these places before, we will not be doing any sightseeing.
In April, we will decide our next move. I want to cross Death Valley. Barbara wants to go back to Branson, Missouri. We still haven’t traveled the West Coast, up the Pacific Highway from California to Oregon.
In the past, when we have taken a vote which ended in a tie, I lost.
Bar Harbor, Maryland to Ashland, Virginia: 182.3 miles
5 hours 3 minutes