Atlanta, Georgia to Grand Lake, Oklahoma – 2/28/2015

February 28, 2015 (Saturday)

Long, long day. Over 750 miles and I didn’t feel well. I think the re-entry blues. We filled up the car twice. We went through seven states – Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. Don’t remember much except we did stop at a Logan’s Roadhouse in Conway for lunch. Once we got back on the road we wished we hadn’t stopped and wasted the time as we were going right into an ice storm. The last 200 miles or so were pretty bad. Not only was it dark, but the ice was getting worse and we were going off into tiny little back roads.

Started off with snow pretty soon.

Started off with snow pretty soon.

Sunrise behind us.

Sunrise behind us.

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We're moving.

We’re moving.

First gas.

First gas.

Over the mighty Mississippi.

Over the mighty Mississippi.

Nice looking church.

Nice looking church.

Nuclear power plant.

Nuclear power plant.

Logans.

Logans.

Edie had a steak salad.

Edie had a steak salad.

I had a chicken salad.

I had a chicken salad.

Freezing outside, not a good sign with so far yet to go.

Freezing outside, not a good sign with so far yet to go.

He hit a slick spot.

He hit a slick spot.

More not good at 29.

More not good at 29.

Ice forming.

Ice forming.

Second gas up.

Second gas up.

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He smacked the concrete, had front end damage.

He smacked the concrete, had front end damage.

We are tired.

We are tired.

13 hours and the road is getting rough and we are slowing down.

13 hours and the road is getting rough and we are slowing down.

Found the lake.

Found the lake.

Oh good, tall bridge, icy road and gusting winds.

Oh good, tall bridge, icy road and gusting winds.

When we finally did get to the Afton, Oklahoma area, we stopped at a small little local market because we knew the weather was going to be bad and we wanted to have some food. Very pricey but we got a few things (soup, cereal, milk, orange juice). We got to the Worldmark and it was a lovely unit – two bedroom, fireplace, washer/dryer. Very recently remodeled. They are working on all the units and the workers live upstairs.

Stocked up for the storm.

Stocked up for the storm.

Made it!

Made it!

Dining.

Dining.

Kitchen.

Kitchen.

Living room.

Living room.

Very welcome fireplace.

Very welcome fireplace.

Comfortable living room.

Comfortable living room.

Second bath.

Second bath.

Second bedroom.

Second bedroom.

Master, great brand new bed.

Master, great brand new bed.

Nice master bath.

Nice master bath.

One of Edie's favorites, especially after all the hand washing on the ship.

One of Edie’s favorites, especially after all the hand washing on the ship.

I put the car away after it was unloaded. Ice built up.

I put the car away after it was unloaded. Ice built up.

Dirt too.

Dirt too.

It was raining, which froze as soon as it touched anything.

It was raining, which froze as soon as it touched anything.

I had to clear the windshield and headlights about thirty miles back.

I had to clear the windshield and headlights about thirty miles back.

That was our day. Hope yours was great!

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