NOVEMBER 20, 2014
I checked into the Knight's Inn Motel at Exit 110, using those motel coupon books I always pick up when entering a state. they do save money. The cost of tonight was about $50 with tax. I had driven 491.8 miles today and was up 29.7 mpg from 26.3.
I was going to watch the CBS lineup of shows, but look as I might, just couldn't find the local CBS station. I figured perhaps this motel had Dish Network which supposedly was going to lose the CBS channels because of squabbling over money. I have been hearing a lot about this on radio and TV of late.
I figured that as long as I was there and couldn't see my shows that I might just as well take a ride around the area to see what was there, so went back out. Most of the stores were already closed so went back to the motel, but just before I turned off for it, I saw the sign of one of my favorite places to go these days, Half Price Books.
I shouldn't actually ever go into a Half price Books store as it always ends up costing a lot of money. I am puddy in their hands with all that favorite stuff of mine that they have (LPs, CDs and books). There would be closing in 40 minutes, so i quickly began making my rounds and actually thought I was going to have a first, going into one of their stores and NOT BUYING anything!!
But, I got hooked in the Civil War section with two Navy books: "The Civil War Adventures of a Blockade Runner" and "Ironclad Down: The Story of the CSS Virginia. I also bought a greatest hits CD by Buck Owens and two calendars for 2015 (Civil War and Military Posters).
Stopped at McDonald's on the way back.
The End of te First Day. --RoadDog