Friday, May 4, 2012

Back Roads From Little Rock

We left about 8 AM again.  It wasn’t planned to leave that early it just worked out that way.  Since I-40 to Memphis had major construction we decided to head north from Little Rock on route 167.  What the hell.  We’ve never been this way.  We have about 425 miles to Effingham and our spot.  Our spot is in the rear of Cracker Barrel.

It was a nice route and would do it again.  About 100 miles of 2 lane highways and the rest was 4 lanes.  We left in a light fog and it seemed to stay that way most of the day.  A few drops ever once in awhile kept us waiting for the down pour.  It never happened.DSC_0011  DSC_0015 DSC_0013DSC_0016 DSC_0018 DSC_0020 DSC_0022 DSC_0023 DSC_0025 DSC_0026 DSC_0027 DSC_0028 DSC_0030 DSC_0031   DSC_0036 DSC_0035DSC_0039 DSC_0033

We got to Effingham about 3 PM.  We stopped at the Fly J ($3.92) and took on 109 gallons and got a great 7.5 MPG.  As I was filling up I noticed a sign on the pump that said 5-20% Biodiesel.  I never ran Biodiesel before.

We went by the Cracker Barrel but it was jammed up and in the middle of construction.  Plus it was near 90 degrees.   We decided to go on up the road to see what we could find that suited us.

We ended up at a Kmart near Bradley,  IL.  This was taken the next day AM.DSC_0001

We needed an ice chest for our stay in a motel next week for drinks and snacks.  We also picked up a rotisserie chicken for $4.99 for diner from Kmart.  We then decided to stay at Kmart.  It was now about 7 PM and the temps had dropped down to the low 60s with a mild wind.  We were home after 585 miles.  No bigee and it wasn’t planned.  That night it got down to 53 degrees.  Damn we aren’t use to this much change.  We had to find the long pants for the next day.  It was a quiet night.

See ya……