CROWN OF THORNS

4/29/19

Some Slow Downs

Adventure Location: I-20 in Alabama
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It was an early start today and it turned out to be a good thing. The traveling was gentle and easy but the slow downs were four in number.

The first was a  18 wheeler that went off the highway into the esplanade a few minutes before we got to the site. We were able to squeeze by the fire truck and police after a gouple of minutes. That was not to bad for us.

Next was a slowdown for some one lane distance. But the crews had it well controlled so we were at 40 for a couple of miles then Sierra leapt back to 60 and we rolled on.

Then when we left I-20 to go to highway 69 in Tuscaloosa, Al, a wreck at the first intersection had shut all lanes every direction down. We slipped into a parking lot and had cooled our heels for about 15 minutes when the first of the cars from the cleared intersection roared into the parking lot.

Sierra slithered us through the intersection and north on 69. But right across the freeway we had another construction wait but only for about three minutes. Then it was three miles of slow rough one lane traffic at about 25 mph.  After that there was not more holdups.

We got into the campground around 2:30 and finally settled on one of the three sites out of the 233 in the campground that was left to choose from. Here it is in all its glory.



After the “adventures” on the interstate today, we are planning on tomorrow being a strong day of trying to have tooooo much fun.

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