January 16, 2014
|Peggy and Helen|
Leaving Roanoke area, the sun was shinning, but very cold. At 23 degrees, the Red Roof Inn proved to be a good choice last night. I-81 snakes up and over many mountains with a continuous rise in elevation. For the first time since leaving Berlin, NH, we actually had snow on the ground. Not much, but a trace to an inch. The highway was bone dry. In some places, the valleys below were a site to see.
I knew from past experience that I should fill up the gas tank as the prices in North Carolina are high. I paid $2.92 a gallon! A price that I have not seen in several years. A quick lunch at Arby’s and we were getting close to Charlotte. I decided to alter the GPS route and take a beltway around Charlotte. It would be 10 to 15 miles longer, but it also eliminated a lot of city traffic.
|Ann ready for operation|
That is what we did and saw!