We left Texarkana around 7:45 this morning and made one stop at a rest area for a pit stop and a bite to eat. We tried to make Sikeston (385 miles) on one tank of fuel but were cutting it too close for comfort so we stopped about 20 miles south of our final destination and got 5 gallons. We paid $2.98. On arrival we filled up next to the campgound for $2.79. Jay had told us this was the cheapest diesel around. With a 38 gallon tank, it makes a difference. We got a great spot in the park right across from the office (good wifi) and the bath and shower house that we'll both use later this evening. We were set up by 3:30.
We started the A/C, watched some Cash Cab on Discovery and then went to Lambert's for dinner. The "throwed rolls" were as good as ever. We have learned to order a minimum amount of food because in addition to the huge yeast rolls, they bring fried potatoes, fried okra, black eyed peas and a macaroni & tomato dish around the entire time you eat. I brought home as much or more than I ate of the chicken salad I ordered. It will make a nice sandwich tomorrow when we stop at a rest area for lunch.
Our next stop is Shepherdsville, KY, just south of Louisville. Old friends Wayne and Rita live there and if it all works out, we'll spend tomorrow evening with them. Last time only Wayne could make it over to the campground.
Just wanted everyone to know we're safe and comfortable. Talk to you all later.