Monday, March 10, 2008

Day 2: Greensboro to Pensacola, FL

Snow Break '08!

Most people are familiar with the excitement of drivers feel when they cross state lines and the speed limit is increased 5 or 10 MPH. Well, our excitement when crossing from Georgia into Alabama was comparable, but was inspired by the fact that the minimum speed limit was dropped from 45 to 40 MPH. There were a few times that night that we were pushing our luck, but the new minimum gave us a little more room to play with.

That pretty much sums up our night, having left Greensboro at 8 pm, stopping outside of Atlanta 7 hours later for a 3 hour nap, and then waking at 6 to drive through a sleet and snow storm for the next few hours. When we refueled in southern Georgia, a young guy ran up to the bus and waited for us to get out. "This is great!" he said, "I passed you guys like 4 times last night and kept wondering what Books On Wheels was." While Shelley gave him a quick run down of our organization, Ward, Joel, and Erin hung their heads and walked away. He did leave us with this encouragement before hitting the road again: "Oh yeah, that drive from Greensboro is brutal. We left at 1 AM and have only gotten this far."

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