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Selma-Smithfield, NC

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Then I thought we would stop in Ashland at Wendy's but again he had trouble following the directions of the GPS. So he said - we will stop HERE, and it was Hardee's.

I thought I would try to be very good about eating, but I have lapsed several times. At Hardees I got a Baby back rib BBQ Thickburger,



and water to drink, and then I saw that they had apple pies and she said it was 2 for $1.00, so I got two. (Bad Rosalie) Bob got a regular hamburger meal (with fries and a drink) He said he should have looked at the menu better as there was a smaller hamburger on the menu that he could have had.

We got back on the road. We were heading for Selma/Smithfield NC. This confused Bob because he thought Smithfield was in VA near Norfolk. But we did get to Selma about 3:30. I had checked in, in advance so they didn't even have to run the card. I picked room 101 which I thought would be near the lobby, but it was all the way at the end of the corridor (by the parking lot exit.)

Selma and Smithfield are adjoining towns which seem to be mostly discount malls - I noticed a couple of cigarette-vaping places. There is the Ava Gardner museum here, but I decided I really didn't want to pay $9 each to go there and see her clothes.

So we relaxed in the room until about 6 and then I walked out to the car in my stocking feet and put on my L.L.Bean shoes (which are slip-ons so easier than laced or velcro shoes). We went to a Marathon gas station - fuel was cheaper than in MD $2.19. We got 41.8 miles to the gallon.

I wanted to eat at a restaurant that wasn't fast food and Bob doesn't care for mexican - all the local non-fast food places appeared to be either pizza or Mexican. We tried Shoneys, but it had closed and was out of business. So we decided to eat at Denny's. But apparently we missed a turn and ended up down in Smithfield. Denny's kept getting farther away or we were making the wrong turns. Eventually, after almost getting back on I-95, we got to Denny's and it was open.


I got an omelet and hash browns and a biscuit from the over 55 menu, and Bob got a grilled chicken dinner which came with two sides. He asked for a garden salad and fries - the salad was huge.

Bob's salad

Bob's salad

He also had a milkshake. I had a sundae but I ate only half of it.

Tomorrow we head for Augusta GA

May 3rd

I went to bed early last night. Our daughter says that when she called it went right to voice mail, but I had my phone on most of the day. I didn't have the Leonardtown land line forwarded to this phone, and I checked and this phone does not forward to Leonardtown. So I don't know what the problem was. NOTE: I just got a call (from Hughesville) which said that I could have my student loans forgiven. So even if my friends and family can't call, the spammers can!!! (If you don't know - I never had any student loans and of course Bob went to the USNA so he didn't have any either, and even if we had them, I think now that we are 81 and 79 years old, they would have been resolved by now)

My sleep was fitful. Bob got up about 7:30 and he went to eat and brought me my breakfast (a banana, eggs and a sausage). He was having a problem swallowing and I don't think he ate much breakfast.


We were underway before 9:30 and were in Lumberton by 10:40


I didn't take many photos today and we didn't stop much. We got off I-95 and onto I-20 in Florence, and we stopped in Bishopville at a KFC for lunch.


They had a buffet, but we didn't try that. I had chicken livers

and Bob had a chicken breast which he was able to eat.


This was on all the tables

Posted by greatgrandmaR 14:01 Archived in USA Tagged nc chicken_livers

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