Summary of Day 1
Had an uneventful drive to Valdosta. As we headed south the temperature rose and the fall colors increased in intensity. Jan had a nice nap and traffic was pretty steady. We rolled into La Quinta at 5:30pm, checked in, unloaded the car, unpacked, checked out the hot tub and the work out room. We did a dry run to the blood donor center so Jan would be sure of the way in the morning. I gassed up at $2.06/gallon and then we returned to the room before walking to Outback where I had a delicious Mai Tai with a shot of Meyers dark rum. Jan had a salad with mustard vinaigrette and a cup of walk about (potato) soup. I had a bowl of french onion soup and some coconut shrimp.