My Iris and Tulips are up. The trees are budding and my lawn has a definite green cast. Chipmunks are running around my yard. I have survived another bitter Winter. It is time to go to the Southern Grand.
Jerry- I-75 is easy, even with the old lady. I drive a little over 100 miles on Rt. 19. Now that is a road to keep you on your toes. Did you happen to notice a news report a couple of months ago about the most dangerous highway in the US? Before Rt. 19, I go through two little towns where the AAA had put up full size billboards warning about a speed trap ahead. I can't wait.
Jim- You don't understand my travel system. My wife always goes with me and she also operates a small antique business. I leave the first day and overnight in or around Williston FL about 150 miles from the club. We stop around Williston because there is a small family restaurant that has excellent food and there are 7 antiques stores in the town. It takes me about 9 hours to drive the last 150 miles. There are a few, but not many, stretches of up to 10 miles between shopping stops. My Explorer is relatively empty on the way down. It takes me 3-6 hours to pack up everything for the trip back. I use 5 car top carriers, a U-Hitch and often a U-Haul to get back home. My wife really likes to go on shooting trips.
Jim- I forgot to mention that all of her expenses are a legitimate business expense. She also grabs Trap and Field before I see it and has many more shoots highlighted than I can attend. Not to many wives fuss at their husbands because they can't shoot more. A few times, she drove the car back from Vandalia and I followed her in a 22 foot U-Haul truck.
Pat, I went to Robinson ranch last week and unfortunately I didn't know about the speed trap in Waldo. There were two white trucks that were speeding, I was in one doing 55 in a 45 and was slowing and the other was doing 67 in a 45. I was the one who was pulled over for 67 in a 45. I told him that I was speeding but wasn't the one doing 67 as the other truck passed me on my left. The policeman was 6 cars ahead of us and watching through his rear view mirror. He assured me that going to court would not help my case as he hadn't lost one yet. $270.00 was the charge so watch your speed very close. Jackie B.