Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Heading North Tennessee, Kentucky, now Ohio

Monday


Got up early. Yes those that guessed it was a new iPad were correct.

New iPad

 It was easy to set up and I left it hooked to the computer to sync over 10,000 pictures. Bonnie slept in and then got up and headed to the Super Wal-mart to restock on the food for the trip home.  I got out the ladder and cleaned the windshield and then on the inside cleaned one of the Fantastic Fan screens and blades.

Right after lunch we headed towards Robby's

Can you see our new travel buddy
Meet Mean gnome

We are over at Robby's sitting out with the kids they started Spring break today. We are moving up to Elizabethtown Kentucky tomorrow to see the sights? Oh Bonnie is reading from my Kindle, will wonders never cease.

Using the Kindle for the first time.
Fun time watching the kids, all of them.






Having some of the left over hotdogs for supper.  Ashley is working so once she gets home we will say our goodbyes and head home to the MH.  We headed to the MH after 9 but then got a call and had to turn around as my pocket knife was laying on the couch and Gracie wanted to make sure I got it back.

Now time to relax and recharge.  Tomorrow we hope to cover just under 300 miles.  Heard it is to be in the low 20's back home tonight so we will not be in too much of a hurry.  Just checked and its 25 now burr.

Tuesday


Travel day, we head North toward the cold weather today.  I was up at 7 and plan to pack up starting at 9 and plan to leave by 10am.  We are planning about a 230 mile drive to Elizabethtown, KY.  Had my breakfast and Bonnie just got up as the big truck came to dump the trash dumpster.  So time for me to get busy and dump the tanks and get them unhooked.  So far a nice beautiful sunny day.

We got hooked up and pulled out of the campground just after 10am.  A late start especially since we will change timezones and lose an hour.

Hooked and ready to roll
We had a good day driving just lots of traffic and the people in and around Nashville are all crazy and drive that way also.  We stopped at a rest area for lunch and it was almost full I got like the last truck and RV parking spot.  I noticed that I had oil on the wheel again put just a little.

We pushed on and got fuel one exit before our campground.  We are now in Elizabethtown, KY and set up.  A small campground sandwiched into a neighborhood and just off the interstate in fact we can here the  traffic but its not too bad.  I went out and cleaned off the wheel and could see it is leaking from the axle cover.  Not much leaks out during the day but it sure does make a mess.

Will have to scrub this tire when I get home.

I tightened tese nuts the best I could not sure how tight the should be.  Looks like they used too much RV sealer.
Here are a few shots of the campground.

Met Keith when he checked us in around 4 today.

Site 36 we did not have to unhook as it was too late to go sightseeing.

There is even a small pond
Bonnie made a nice supper with rice and chicken, it sure was good, I was ready to eat more.  We have cable here so we are watching a little TV before we head to bed.  Not sure how far we will make it tomorrow as the weather is to turn wet and windy.  We are hoping to visit some friends in the Cleveland area.

Wednesday

We slept later than we should have this morning getting a late start hoping to make it to Wellington, OH.
We were on the road by 9am, pretty good for getting up late.  Traffic was crazy in Louisville, Cincinnati, and Columbus people going every which way but the GPS kept me in the right lane and we made it through just fine.  The wind really started to blow as we got to Columbus and for the last 100 or so miles we really got knocked around.  It was totally broadside to us for the last 20 miles on the 2 lane road leading up to the state park.  But we made it and we were in Findley State Park near Wellington, OH by 3:45.

Bonnie had to hold Mean Gnome by the feet to get him to pose for the picture


We made contact with some friends we have not seen in ages and we will be having supper with them tomorrow night.  Tomorrow we plan to visit the old neighborhood and see how much it has changed.

Tonight we drove into Wellington and had supper at the Hunan Kitchen.  It was pretty good and the first meal we have eaten out on this trip.

Wonton Soup

Broccoli and Chicken

General Tso Chicken

Fried rice
We ate the egg rolls before I got a picture.  It was all very good and less than 20 bucks.  The town is pretty old and they have restored the historic downtown area which is where we ate.  There are some very nice large old houses that we enjoyed looking at.

Back at the MH I checked the back wheel and no oil drips yet tonight I will check in the am.  We will be here a couple nights and should be home Friday afternoon.  Its nice and quiet in the park and only a couple other units are camping.  We have electric but no water or sewer hook ups.  Well thats it for tonight.  Having a little ice cream now and then maybe some TV before we call it a night.

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