With the man off to Germany and me looking forward to a night alone in Luna, I was a bit antsy to be headed out of Atlanta and onto South Carolina and my home for the night before heading up to Charlotte, NC to pick up the Old Man and get back to our tour of Civil War battlefields.
The drive to Bobcat Landing in South Carolina was uneventful, but a nice reminder of how much I enjoyed the times on the road when I got to drive solo, go at my own pace, and listen to whatever music I wanted. I got to Bobcat Landing before the sun went down and decided I would try and get a small hike in. Besides being free one of the reason I picked this location was that it was a the head of hiking trail. The dogs and I took off for a bit of fun exploring the woods. We enjoyed our short walk figuring I could knock out a longer hike in the morning before work.
The dogs were happy to be in nature and not stuck in the van, they were also happy to be able to eat al fresco and hang out by some water. The next morning true to my word to the dogs we got up early and headed off on the trial for more wandering. Sadly the trial was not as long as I had hoped, but it did provide a decent little hike for the pups and me. Everyone should start the work day in nature, it puts you a much better frame of mind.
Half day of work completed it was time to head upto Charlotte to check into the hotel the Old Man was meeting us at (at midnight) and get some laundry done so we can look our best for the Civil War Battlefields on our agenda.
I miss doing laundry on the road, while I hate laundry, at least on the road you got to sit in a different laundromat and meet or at least see different people. I have said it a million times laundromats are a great way to see what a city and its people. Plus you get the added benefit of getting two loads done at one time and you get to watch some bad daytime TV while you work and launder.
Laundry done, folder, and put away it was time to head off to the hotel and wait for the Old Man to arrive from Germany. In the beginning of our 2017 roadtrip Simon was in love with Luna, but around the month of October after leaving New Orleans he decidedly started hating riding around in her so when we pulled up to spend the night in a hotel room with a king size bed he was most happy. I was happy because it meant I got to watch some March Madness. The Old Man finally joined us exhausted and jet lagged at midnight. Next up more Civil War history and lots of driving.