Yesterday made the long drive from Goldsboro, NC, to this place, arriving about 7:30 PM, CDST. I was told that it is about 620 miles of mostly interstate driving on I-40.
Gas prices were as low as $3.20 in Goldsboro and got to as high as $3.36 until Asheville, which is generally the highest along I-40. It was $3.60 at one station there and $3.30 at another.
I got gas near Burlington, NC, for $3.36 and Dandridge, Tn, usually a low price on my travels through the area. And, it was $3.20 at the Pilot station. In White House it was $3.13 in town and $3.28 closer to I-65.
Stopped at Mebane, NC, at the Smithfield's Chicken and BBQ place for my last taste of that good Carolina 'cue, large plate with double slaw, 'cue and hushpuppies for $8.15. And, they have good stuff.
Not much traffic, thankfully, around Raleigh and out to the airport. Hit Knoxville at the after work rush hour. The city can fool you as I made it past the downtown with not slow-down until I got well to the west of it and then, it was time to stop.
I had dinner at Krystal's west of Knoxville. I like their burgers which are very similar to my beloved White Castles. Enjoyed their $2.99 snack pack which was a great deal: 3 Krystals, fries and drink.
Lost an hour due to CSDT and hit Nashville at rush hour so got off at Tn-109 to Gallatin, then Tn-25 to Tn-76 to White House to avoid that really bad Nashville rush hour. Really pretty driving on the winding last two roads. Went over to the BP west of I-65 and stocked up on my Chocolate Uglys before driving to Andy and Andrea's place.
Now, for the Toys. --RoadDog
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