Elko, Georgia (high 64, low 39)
Despite our best intentions of leaving by 8am, we didn’t get on the road until almost 9am. That’s okay though, we wanted to let all the Atlanta rush hour traffic clear out first anyway.
We both felt pretty good about our coolant leak, but we knew the big test would be when we went down the road a while.
We chose to take the slightly longer route through Ellijay, Georgia, instead of the shorter road over Blood Mountain.
We made is safely through Atlanta, with no problems and fairly light traffic, at least light considering we were in Atlanta. We kept in the center lanes, to keep away from merging traffic. It gets kind of interesting when there are 8 lanes of traffic, and lanes being added constantly.
Al kept a real close eye on the thermostat and of course about every two minutes, I asked “how’s the temperature?”
After a while the word of the day was shortened to “temperature?” He went from telling me exactly what the temperature was, so saying “good”. I must have asked 50 times! Poor Al.
The first rest area wasn’t for almost 190 miles so we didn’t have a good place to stop and check for coolant leaks until then. Something inside me told me to just keep on going and not look for trouble. :) I shudder to think what would have happened if we had broken down in Atlanta.
We had lunch at the rest area then went outside and checked for leaks. We didn’t see any leaks and the overflow tank was exactly where it had been, so we felt pretty comfortable that we could make it the rest of the way.
We ended up at Twin Oaks Rv Park, just south of Perry, Georgia. We had a kind of PDD day, as we drove about 235 miles!!! It is a real nice park, just off I-75. The nice lady let us to our reserved pull through site. It was plenty long enough for both the coach and the toad. We’ve been to some sites where their idea of pull through is that you can pull in forward. Never mind that your toad sticks out in the road. :) I think this will be our rv park of choice the next time we come this way.
It doesn’t look like we’re going to be able to get into the Cummins shop this week, without sitting in their lot and waiting for them to squeeze us in. We had hoped to go to the one in Ocala, Florida, but I guess we will have to make an appointment at the Cummins in Tampa. The service guy did tell me that coolant leaks are more common in cold weather.
So, we are working on some fun plans for tomorrow. Stay tuned.
Gotta go. Someone is having a birthday and I need to buy him a nice dinner.