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Saturdays around here during
“yard sale” season are the day that I get to chauffeur Gail all
over the country side so she can hunt for bargains. She finds all the
sales and hands me the addresses and I set up the route, then it's
off we go into the world of yard sales.
Today started as usual and
we took to the streets. Our first stop sort of set the stage for what
was to follow the ...
... way to the Hwy 17 bridge at 8+ knots in the favorable breeze. Maggie did several stints at the helm and is getting the knack of handling the boat. She seems much more at ease doing this now and her earlier tentativeness has been replaced with confidence.
The comfort factor improved today, with sunshine and warmth instead of cold and shivering. I am definitely not a cold weather person and it felt good to go without a shirt for awhile during our sail up the ...
... it as far as Lumberton, NC, which is about 11 miles from the SC border today. 6 1/2 hours on the road, which is plenty for me. It was a beautiful drive today, but I am glad I was not on I-95 northbound. The north lanes were bumper to bumper slow almost all the way. Good to be going South.
After a broken night of about 4-5 hours sleep we got ready for the next half of the journey up the I95. Breakfast options were great, various types of toast, mini muffins, cereal and they had a waffle maker. I had cinnamon toast and a muffin but oh I wish I had made one of those waffles! They also had a range of syrups out for the coffee so I had black coffee with a raspberry syrup, yum!
Had the standard chat with the ...
... town, barely a speck on the map. It's worthy of mentioning, if only to share the story of how the town got its name. Until the 1890s, Pauline was known as Stribling. The community took the name "Pauline" when it tried to name its post office and the name "Stribling" was already taken; "Pauline" was the first name of the postmaster's daughter at the time.
We continue south from Pauline, and head for Whitmire, South Carolina, in the center of ...