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Took off from Illinois at about 9:00. We drove about 600 miles
and boondoggled (Sheila says boondocked, not sure which one is right) at a rest
area in Ashland, Kentucky. Tomorrow, we have about 400 miles to go to get to
Zack’s. With an early start, we should get there about 2:00pm.
Chuck and Sheila Noel & Mousse
Still driving on Interstate at this point. Plan to start taking some back roads soon. Camping experience at this KOA was decent. Nice private spot with no other tent campers.
-Arrived just before night fall and glad we didn't have to set up in the dark.
-Cold Night with lots of condensation. So wet out ...
... that everything has been signed buy folks who have eaten there since they started up with the original 12x16 foot Weenie Stand in 1999.
As you can see, they have a wide range of food, but their specialties are the Weenies (their burgers are also noteworthy). The two meals that they are especially noted for are:
The “Home Wrecker” a huge foot long Weenie with sautéed onions and peppers, nacho cheese, jalapenos, habanero sauce, chili ...
... as beautiful of country. So green. We spent an hour in a downpour. We looked like "huddled masses" on the roadside as we had been caught with no place to protect us from the opened skies. Yes, very drenched, then we rode around the corner and there was a gas station, oh well.
We were stopped at a crossroads, checking our maps and a woman and her daughter stopped to see if we needed help. She said this area was where she grew up and it is still the family farm. ...
... all night about losing a day of riding. I was hoping to get to see Debbie, but with all our planning and getting ready, she was too far away. We traveled back and forth between Ohio River towns to find topo maps. From big box retailer to sports stores and eventually the public library, we struck out until we went into the C store within a wedge of our motel and there we found Delorme's Ohio. Now we can plot on a map what we've got in text form ...