I'm late with this post because the Internet service at the motel was very unreliable. In fact, the entire experience at the motel was awful. When I came through here in 2010, my family and I stayed at the same motel.....it was a Hampton then, and very nice and good location. I arrived in Milledgeville late, and it was dark already. When I drove up, the place looked different. I inquired if it was still a Hampton, and seems Hampton made the owners take the sign down because the motel was in disrepair. Two floors were closed completely, but there were some rooms on the bottom floor still being rented. The price was ok, so I decided to stay.
As best I could tell from the number of cars in the lot, I was the only tenant that night. The Internet service was up and down, mostly down, so I gave up. In fact the experience caused me to shorten my trip, and head back to Virginia. Just too tired from all the travel, plus the frustration of this motel. So, this morning (Tue, Jan 1) I packed the car, and drove back to Daleville. There were still several people I wanted to visit, but will do it again sometime.
I arrived back in Daleville late afternoon, and it was good to be home. The trip was long (6,100 miles) and tiring, but it accomplished what I wanted......reconnect with people I met during the walk, and thank them for their kindness. Most seemed as happy to see me as I was them, so a good trip. As with my life, some of theirs have also changed. I guess that always happens.
If you've followed along, I hope you enjoyed reconnecting with some of these people. This will be my last post until I undertake another trip or adventure. I wish you a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2013.