We crossed into North Carolina, our last state, and found I-65 pleasantly smooth. Kudos to NC DOT. We left the interstate at Lumberton and headed out on NC-41 to Wallace. Enjoyed the ride through the country side. We stopped at The Kountry Kitchen for lunch and a break. Sometimes when we stop like this, it is a challenge finding a place to park our truck/trailer. This time it was easy since there was an empty used car lot next door.
After the break, we continued on NC-117 for a few miles, hopped on to I-40 for a few more miles, then turned on to NC-53 for a short trip to Jacksonville, NC. Jacksonville is home to the Marine Corps Camp LeJeune. Jacksonville is a nice size town that has a Walmart, and other cool places. I can only imagine how crazy it is here on weekends follow the 1st and 15th. We have been warned these stores will be packed on those weekends. From Jacksonville, we had 20 miles to travel on NC-17B. We are on the home stretch now. Then we finally saw the Maysville city limits sign. What a welcomed greeting.
The least turn was onto a road leading to a closed gate. Carol got out to open the gate. We were home at Safe Harbor Farm.
After closing the gate behind us, we stopped on the road and waited for Lynne, the shelter manager. She greeted us and and had us introduce the dogs to the property first. This also gave her a chance to see how our fur babies respond to us. While their behavior was not perfect, they did fine. Remember, they have been riding in the truck for 12 days. They are not allowed to mingle with the animals here (other than the cats who roam freely). So check out or new digs. Left of the spot where I took the head on shot of our parking space is the chicken coop. We were warned that the rooster cannot tell time. Left of the chicken coop is the cat center.
We took a quick trip to town for a bite to eat and found Pop's Main Street Diner. They open late for serving lunch and dinner Monday - Wednesday, and early for breakfast and lunch Saturday - Sunday. Carol and I decided will be be back to this place frequently.
I looked through the simple menu and zoomed in on Liver/Onions added Mashed Potatoes and Pickled Beets. Dinner included a couple of scoops of ice cream. What could be more country then that.
Since Feb 17th, we have driven 2055 miles. In the next day or so, I will post our travel expense info. Meanwhile, I think we will go to bed early tonight. We will be here for the month of March. Then it will be a short two day trip to Blue Ridge, GA for our next assignment.
Thanks for stopping by.