On our recent trip back to North Carolina showed how slow I had become used to. Landing in Atlanta at 5pm and renting a car was a pretty harsh wake up. Sitting in traffic on I-85 the reality that it was the first time in quite a while that not only was another car next to me but there were 8 cars wide pressing for position. Not being used to traffic jams, crowding, street lights or stop signs it took a little time to get back into the Detroit driver I had once been. Note to self: The 3 hour layover in Atlanta and flight to Charlotte may be worth doing instead of saving several hundred bucks per ticket and driving the 4 hours up.
|To this in 5 hours.|
|My sister ROCKS for storing this for us!|
Last year at this time it was obvious that many of the longtime residents left right after Easter but this year after making many friends down here it was more than just an observation. Constantly we are saying goodbye to friends. Some of which are only going to be gone for a couple weeks, some are gone for a couple of months and some do not know if/when they are returning. The village is getting pretty light in terms of people and the live aboard boats who's numbers were in the 40-50s during the winter months are now down to a dozen or so. The bars and restaurants are working on their off-season hours and days.