Day 1 - We headed out early Wednesday and what should have been a seven hour drive, was much much longer, as I needed to have Rich stop about every two hours. After the Tropical Storm Colin's visit to the are, we were not sure what to expect as we started out. But it turned out to be a beautiful day, no rain at all. We stopped several times, once for breakfast at McDonald's, a couple times for gas, and several more, as pottie breaks or just to stretch the muscles.
I did get some pictures along the way......... A few of Orlando - downtown and the St. James River. The a couple from the Jacksonville, Fl area, and our welcome signs along the trip, both in GA and South Carolina.
We finally arrived in Orangeburg, SC late evening and checked in to the Quality Inn and Suites. Cracker Barrel is about 1/2 mile up the road so we headed there for dinner. I'm not a big fan of Cracker Barrel, but I know it's one of Rich's favorite places to stop. He had the roast beef, with double mashed and green beans. And I was very impressed with their cheddar/broccoli baked chicken. Had some coleslaw and green beans. Their beans were not as good as I remember - but everything else was awesome! Yes Tonyia - I actually made it through dinner with NO complaints!!!! I think Rich was pleasantly surprised as well!!!
It was a long day and we were both exhausted. I guess our old age is starting to show. Rich's back and neck were sore, and my back and abdomen were on fire!!! We watched Wayward Pines and called it a day!