APRIL 1, 2013
Left Goldsboro, NC, at 8:55 AM with 18,208 in odometer. Gas in Goldsboro between $3.57 and $3.60. Driving US-70.
Readout for mpg reading 30.6.
Caught both lights in Princeton, located less than a quarter mile apart. Made my day.
On I-40 and passed Jones Sausage Road which must have a story about the name. Sixty-five miles to Raleigh-Durham Airport.
Passed Hillsborough Exit. Hillsborough is where Confederate General Hardee's son, Willie, was buried after being mortally wounded at the Battle of Bentonville, just hours after the 18-year-old joined the Army.
Gas in Burlington, NC, at $3.53. I was looking to eat lunch at Hursey's BBQ, a place I've heard a lot about for its great NC 'cue. And, Ive seen signs advertising it all these years of driving I-40. I got off one exit too early and had to stop at a gas station to find out where it was. I was given good direction, even ones that direction-challenged old me could remember. Usually, after on direction, I'm lost.
A lot of guys won't stop for directions because of pride. I am a firm believer in stopping for them as I hate driving around when I don't know where I'm going. I don't like to, though, because I can't remember what they say unless I write it down and there are usually other things the clerk needs to be doing.
Well, That's My Story, Anyway. --RoadDog