The scenery was nice today, but still an awfully lot of traffic. Between the number of new cars and the speed they are going and the number of restaurants and the lineups going into them, we have decided that there is no recession, and that people have lots of money to burn.
The states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey could spend some money on their roads though. Lots of potholes and bumps. Why haven’t they figured out how to build roads in this climate? I don’t get it.
Still ice on the lake!
And patches of snow at the side of the road!
Nice toll bridge...$2.50 for Sherman
Twisty windy uphill road. Sherman thought he was back in Mexico!
We pulled into the Wal-mart at Southington, Connecticut around 4:30pm. The signs entering the lot specifically said no overnight parking for campers or RV’s and that the lot is patrolled by police. So I went in and spoke to the assistant manager who said that we were fine to park there overnight at this time of year, and would we please leave before 7:00am. Excellent. And, free wi-fi from a nearby liquor store.
I noticed an Advance Auto Parts store nearby, so I went over to see if they have a sway bar bushing in stock for Sherman. They didn’t, but they insisted that they could have it here for 7:30am, so we ordered one. But, they did have a gas cap in stock, and Sherman has needed one since Mexico!
Cold tonight. Temperature supposed to go down to 26F (-4C) so Shermans furnace is already keeping us nice and warm!
Today's drive 196 miles (314 kms)
We did have some great news today though...readers and fellow bloggers Sam and Donna held a raffle for some Microsoft Streets and Trips 2011, and we won the version with the GPS included! Now Ruth will be able to have live GPS mapping on her laptop while we drive. Very cool...thanks Sam and Donna...and Microsoft!