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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Travel to Savannah GA via Atlanta and Macon

We left the campground at Red Bay about 10:30am on Tuesday morning, a little earlier than we had planned.  On Monday night, I thought about another small modification that I wanted to do to the Bus.

Other Tiffin owners will recognize this modification, and others may not be interested.  The pantry has a side panel to pops open for maintenance and to retrieve items that fall from the pantry.  I have always thought about converting this panel to a door….. so this visit, I did!!

First thing Tuesday morning, I took the panel to the wood shop and had the guy machine out the holes for the European-type hinges, and attach the new hinges.  Here’s the guy working on it….


I took the modified panel, purchased a knob to match the rest of our hardware in the Bus from the campground store, and we left the campground.  On Saturday, while we were resting at our site at Skidaway State Park, I installed the door and hardware.  Here are some pictures……..


While I was in the mood for modifications, I cut and fitted an entry mat for the front of the Bus.  I purchased the material from Lowe’s, and it was part of a “hall runner” type of material designed to catch dirt from entering the Bus.  Again, here are some pictures…..


Going back in time, when we left Red Bay on Tuesday morning, our plan was to take a leisurely trip toward Savannah.  On Tuesday, we traveled as far as the west side of Atlanta, GA.  We stopped on the west side because it was almost 5:00pm when we got there, and decided to spend the night on a Wal-Mart parking lot and tackle the trip through Atlanta after the Wednesday morning rush hour traffic.

We left the Atlanta Wal-Mart about 9:30am, and the drive through Atlanta was very smooth and easy.  We arrived at Macon, GA at about 1:00pm, and found a Wal-Mart near a Murphy’s Express fuel station where we filled up on diesel at $3.76/gal, and then parked the Bus on the parking lot and proceeded to tour historic Macon!  Here are a few pictures…..


Patsy liked the azaleas, but when we got to Savannah, we really found a lot of them in bloom.

Bummer!   Macon was a disappointment, and we finished looking at the old homes in a couple of hours.  We had lunch, and did some supply acquisition a the Wal-Mart. 

When we parked, we had thought we would spend the night at  this Wal-Mart, and drive the last 165 miles to Savannah on Thursday morning.  However, after we rested a while, we decided to wait until after the local evening rush hour was over, and drive to Savannah today to miss the morning traffic.  We left at 7:00pm and got to Savannah at about 10:00pm and found a Wal-Mart to overnight at right off of I-95.

Along the way, we were treated to a very bright orange moon as it was rising………. straight down the highway.  It was difficult to photograph it, but here is our best attempt……


When we got to the Savannah Wal-Mart, there were about 20 RV’s doing the “overnight parking thing” there.  When we got ready to leave the next morning, we saw this Canadian RV parked next to us.  Note the license plate…..


RV owners like to say that their rig seats 6, feeds 4 but only sleeps 2!!  The point is “no hitchhikers”…… this guy is just making this point really clear!!

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