It was a little tough leaving the Florida coast, but we had to move on. By 3 on Thursday we were in the parking lot of Costco Montgomery, Alabama and loading our shopping cart. It’s amazing how fast the costs add up…I guess we could just quit eating…bitch, bitch, bitch. Instead of heading off to find a campground or Wal-Mart for the night, I got the approval from the Costco manager to stay in their parking lot for the night. Friday noon we had an appointment for a tour through the Hyundai plant here in Montgomery. It is the most “automated” automobile manufacturing plant in the world. While we were there they had a goal of putting out 3500 cars a WEEK !!! I ask you, “how many Hyundai’s do you see on the road????” It’s amazing, but true and even more amazing is to see them going through the assembly lines prior to heading out to the test track. We really did have a good time there and would highly recommend the tour to anyone that might be in the area. They also told us that Kia was just about ready to open a larger plant a few miles away in Georgia. This plant will be even more modern than the one we visited today. I can’t imagine just what more a “robot” can do but I guess they will soon show us.
After our tour, we headed for the roads again and headed for the FMCA rally in Perry, Georgia. Not having to hurry, we stopped for dinner in a Fort Valley Mexican restaurant which is about 15 miles west of Perry. We pulled into a large parking lot that once was the parking lot of a large grocery store. Unfortunately the store didn’t make it, but for a parking lot we found it to be very comfortable for a nights stay. Not only did we find it comfortable, so did 2 other coaches that were heading to Perry in the morning.
Saturday morning we pulled into the Georgia National Fairgrounds and got ready for a week at the FMCA’s 81st International Convention.