Well, THAT was interesting.
Heard about the big ginormous wreck at mile marker 125 (something about an RV turning into splinters, and a vehicle fire? Possibly a tanker???). It was rush hour, and everybody else got the same idea we did, to hop off at exit 120 onto highway 124 to get to Braselton. We convoyed with the guy from England, the Bandit TA from Florida, another Bandit TA, and the Cannonballl TA (red with black stripe). 124 was just as much a parking lot as 85 north was.
The car was overheating (heading north of 220 degrees) and starting to miss/backfire, so I made an executive decision to find a nearby hotel and let the car cool down, calm my frazzled nerves, and give the accident(s?) time to clear up. We'll rejoin the group in the morning at the Year One Experience.
Robin and Regina