Wednesday, December 10, 2014

On to Augusta

We left the Anniston AL Walmart parking lot after a nice breakfast at the near by Chic-Fil-A.  Then it was out of town and one the road to Augusta.  We made it through the southern side of Atlanta with out incident.  Although it is not my favorite place to drive the motor home.  For some reason it seems, the traffic is heavier, the drivers a little more jump and the stress level a little higher going through there.
After a couple of hours or so, we stopped at a rest area along the way.  We had a Walmart picket out on the outside of Augusta in the town of Grovestown on Exit 190.  Oops - nice new shopping area and lots of parking and big signs that read: "No Trucks or RV Parking".

So our plans changed.  I had about 1/4 of a tank of diesel, so it was time to fill up.  I normally like to fill up when it gets below 1/2 so we were due.  We found it for $3.32 at a Pilot and filled the Roadrunner up.

Next we called Heritage RV Campground at Exit 194.  We drove about 2 miles and pulled up to the office.  For $25/night it looked pretty good.  Sites were level.  Even though it was a mix of older and newer sites, the campground is a good one.  Our site was easy to back into and had plenty of room.
Did I mention it was level?  That is a big deal with me.  That and no trees to scratch the motor home.  The owner was friendly and we got to talk to him for a while.  Things change around the first of April there with the golf tournament.  But for us it is a great option.  We've been way out at the Strom Thurmond COE Campground but the Internet and cell phone service is a little iffy.  And the prices were higher.  So I like this place and would recommend it.

After we got settled in we ran over to the other Walmart in town.  The Marines were out with their Toys for Tots campaign.  Santa was there and I got to shake his hand.
And a former Marine who was my age took my donation and slipped this 'coin' into my hand.  
Its about the size of a poker chip and an nice little momento.

Next, we went back to the campground and got cleaned up to have dinner with Marty and Diane (Jon's parents) at Cracker Barrel.
We had a nice time and got caught up on our kids and their kids and their other grandkids.  We were glad to be able to pop in on them and see them again.

We returned to the Roadrunner for a little TV and then called it a day.

Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles!


  1. Must have been a good day, since it started with Chick-Fil-A. It is low 40's at night and mid 60's in the daytime in Orlando/ Cocoa area. This cold front really removed the high humidity though.

  2. I assume you meant the south side of Atlanta. We made the trip from East to west on I-85 a couple weeks ago and had an easy drive at that time. Not always the case as you probably well know from experience.

    You seem to be seeking out cold weather. LOL

    Have fun out there.

  3. How long are you going to be in Appling? We're at Strom Thurmond COE now. Any chance we can meet for dinner? Email:

    1. We would have loved to but only spent one night there and will be in Virgina Beach today.