Backing up just a bit from Mama J's...I stopped first thing in Camping World and was lucky enough to have the "new girl" help me in the Service Desk area. I wonder if they gave her any training at all as she could not even find my membership in the computer! Long story short--they couldn't even "look" at my backup camera until 3:30 (means 4:30 or tomorrow) so I left. Tomorrow, I'll call the Warranty people and see what's up. I'll just adapt the backing up business until I can arrange an appointment along my route.
Rain dogged me the entire day and it "flattens" the landscape and makes everything look drab and yukky. I was, however, WIDE AWAKE as I drove right through the city of Birmingham! And, I got a small thrill seeing the Talladega Speedway but nothing was speeding there. By 2pm, I could barely keep my eyes open! So, I found a Walmart and a Home Depot to hang out in for awhile until the storm cleared. I think it was the tropical "system" affecting weather up here--at least that's what the talking heads are saying on TV.
Today the route took me off the interstate on onto secondary roads in TN. It was a bit of a change with just a single lane and lots of curves and hills. Actually, the only pic I got was of flat dual lane hiway. You can see the crappy weather though.
Finally, I pulled over at the Powder Keg General store in rural Pulaski, TN and called the campground, as by my calculations, I should have reached it by that point. I was only 1/4 mile short of the entrance so pulled into Mama J's Cabin and was greeted by tabakkee-chooin' BillyBob in suspender overalls grinning at me with bad teeth.
(Side note: I carry Frank's wallet everyplace to pay in hopes that it will be assumed that there is a male accompanying me. Prominently placed in the tri-fold is his driver's license and PBA card.) The tab was dirt cheap--$13--and I bought some authentic (!) Amish apple butter to put on the cheddar cheese bread that I bought earlier at Walmart. Mama J ran the cash register and apparently makes enough money to get dental care.
The sun peeked out and a got a nice picture of her store. Campground is serviceable but a bit utilitarian-looking. In view of every camper is the Chapel which resembles a storm shelter.
Surprisingly, this is the first place I have had a TV signal---at the base of Powder Hill Mountain in Lawrenceburg, TN.