It is April and once again our "winter sabbatical" in Weeki Wachee, Florida has come to an end and it is time to return to Upstate New York. Our gracious landlord gave us a couple of extra days this year so we did not have to depart until April 2nd. There tends to be a mass exodus of "snowbirds" driving north on April one so delaying our departure will help a bit with traffic.
The other blessing this year is that we were able to pack and clean all day on Thursday and then drive just a half an hour north to stay overnight with Dewey and Elizabeth in Hommossasa. We arrived at their beautiful rental after 4:00 pm feeling exhausted and a little (?) grumpy. Thanks to their amazing hospitality we were soon talking and laughing and sitting down to a wonderful meal of scallops, shrimp, and smoked chicken. After a good night's rest we began driving northward in earnest.
It was a good day's drive and we are now at a Best Western in Waynesboro, Georgia. I avoided almost all of the northbound traffic by staying away from the interstate highways, especially I95. The only traffic we endured was going through Starkville on U.S. 301. Once we passed through that town it was clear sailing all the way to our overnight stop. We experienced two good meals today. Lunch was at the Cedar River Seafood Restaurant in Callahan, Florida and supper was a short walk from our motel to Taylor's BBQ. This is a small and authentic bbq and soul food restaurant that was filled with locals. You step in the door and face a long cafeteria line from which you choose roast chicken, fried chicken, pulled pork, bbq chicken, smothered pork chops, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, greens, etc. The three of us ate for under 20 dollars! Simply amazing.