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Monday, December 5, 2016

Passing Through Atlanta, GA

Good morning,

We generally avoid driving through Atlanta, but this time we took this route because our hotel to the East had sustained damage during Hurricane Matthew and was still being repaired.
Coming into Atlanta this way reminds of us of the approach to Washington, DC.
We stayed on I75 and went through downtown Atlanta.  When we passed the airport, we were "buzzed" by aircraft, but I wasn't fast enough to get a picture this time.
This was a Saturday morning so the traffic wasn't as bad as we have experienced it before during rush hour.

Homeward bound!


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Country Cookin'

Good morning,

We stopped at The Farm House Restaurant in Southern Georgia for some local cooking and had this fantastic lunch. 

That's very fresh grilled fish, fries, hush puppies, slaw, and iced tea.  YUM!

Yep, lots of fried food here, but sometimes you just have to do as the locals do when with the locals. 

It was wonderful! 


Saturday, December 3, 2016

If All Else Fails Read Instructions

Good morning,

The sign above was posted in a Georgia establishment;  the sign below was posted in an Ohio establishment.
I saw them both within the same week.

If all else fails, read instructions!


Friday, December 2, 2016

Huge Bales of Cotton

Good morning,

Now here's something a little different that we saw on the road in Georgia.

These are huge bales of cotton.  As the truck went down the road, tiny pieces of cotton freed themselves and appeared to be a light snow.   

I would guess this cotton is coming to a store near you as underwear, t-shirts, cotton yarn....  ;)

How neat!


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Jacksonville's Concrete Spaghetti

Good morning,

Every time we pass through Jacksonville, Florida, this area of highway reminds me of a bowl full of concrete spaghetti.
This will be the last time through here for awhile.
this time we took I10 West to I75 to go North instead of through through Savannah.
Goodbye for awhile Jacksonville....


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Leaving Port Canaveral

Good morning,

The "Chiefen Car" was all packed up and ready to leave Port Canaveral on November 4, the day My Honey retired from Royal Caribbean Cruises after more than 31 years of service.  He had been working at sea for nearly 50 years so retirement sure looked good!
I had left the ship with the guests since I was on the guest manifest.  The guests had already come back to the garage and driven away.  I had the car all packed and was waiting for Kjell to finish a hand over meeting with the next Chief Engineer when...
...here he comes, the newly RETIRED Kjell.  What a smile!
One last picture before we headed North to the South Coast of Ohio.

On this day his job titled changed from Chief Engineer for Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., to Director of Wood Working Design and Production for our own little on line shop, EvensensProductions.com.   

Retirement is good!


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

All Packed Up and Ready to Go!

Good morning,

Packing to go home this time was quite a job.  This is one of many cases that had the last ride home from Port Canaveral to the South Coast of Ohio when we retired earlier this month. 

Ohio, here we come!