Monday, June 6, 2016

Crossing The Trail Of Tears.

7 Day Trip of  5724 Kilometres.
____ A heavy load leaving on a Monday that was the Memorial Day Holiday in the States. A Thursday morning delivery in Asheboro, North Carolina. A broken brake chamber on the unit delayed me for a few hours but I still made the 6 a.m. appointment at the bakery. The reload was three pick-ups in the Chatsworth area of North Georgia. Signposts indicating that I was on the Trail of Tears intrigued me enough to find out more about the enforced resettlement of the Cherokee Nation; from their Georgian homelands to the plains of Oklahoma. The finding of gold in Georgia seems to have prompted the miserable cross-country trek in the 1830s.

Sign for the Trail of Tears Highway at Chatsworth, Ga.

____ Northern Georgia is now the floor-covering capital of the US and all my pick-ups were carpet or underlayment. All loaded by noon, 35,000 lbs piled to the roof that gave the trailer sides a noticeable bulge. Heavy showers cleaned the screen at least twice a day on the whole trip and the long hours of daylight meant that no driving was done in the dark. Cool early mornings are my favorite time of hot summer days and the Carolinas and Georgia get up into the 90s and stay there well into the night.

Going down the hill to the Port Of Duluth on Lake Superior.

Peaches are big in Georgia.

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