With only a hundred miles to go, we were in no hurry. Of course, at the time I started to disconnect the utilities, a hard rain came.
But it didn't last long and we were on our way around 11:00 a.m.
We had to deal with three military convoys that caused some anxious moments on I-75 as we traveled south.
The first near-incident was when a group of vehicles on the right shoulder pulled onto the interstate one by one without much warning. One pulled out directly in front of me, and I had to hit the brakes pretty hard. Fortunately, they veered back onto the shoulder before I had to really lock them up.
All of the convoys were going slow and they had the vehicles spaced so that it took a long time to get around them all. They weren't far enough apart to pass them one at a time, but they were too far apart to keep from holding up traffic in the left lane while I was passing.
Later, one convoy had vehicles in both lanes, and the one in the left lane slowed to a crawl causing the semi in front of me to have to brake hard. I always give lots and lots of room, so I had plenty of time to brake, but I'm sure Linda was a little nervous about everyone coming up behind her fast.
They caused us to lose momentum a few times, and that's not what we wanted while going up Jellico Mountain. Me and the truck were glad when we finally got past all of military folks. :)
The rest of the drive was pretty uneventful. We arrived at RVs For Less and parked in the same spot we were in last month. They'll get started on our awnings tomorrow.
We also got to see Peg & Michelle.
They attended our Spring Rally in Sevierville and purchased a beautiful, new Heartland Landmark from Butch & Karen. So, they are here after picking it up and giving it a little test run.
They had some minor issues taken care of and Ken, the manager here, took them out for a little instructional drive. They were considering leaving today, but Linda convinced them to wait until tomorrow. So, we had dinner together at a local Mexican restaurant.
They are such nice people, and we enjoyed our time chatting, having dinner, and eating a little ice cream afterwards. After we got back, they took a couple of photos of us, and we gave them departure hugs in case we don't see them before they leave in the morning.
The rest of the evening was spent returning some emails, getting some work done, and watching TV. Oh, and Linda watched the radar and tracked the storms in the area. We got a hard rain for a few minutes, but that was about it.
Have a great day, and we'll see you tomorrow. :)