Wheels rolling northward...FINALLY!
Trip Start Jul 13, 2013
31Trip End Aug 12, 2013
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Where I stayed
Cincinnati South Rose Gardens RV Park
What I did
La Grange, KY Main Street!
SATURDAY...Day before take off...
Well, if we are lucky enough to count the worst part of the trip over already, we should have a good one from here on out
By the time new battery was bought and installed we realized it was too late to try to travel today so we took our time loading up and attending to those little details that have to be done before hitting the road
On the road at last...
John walked up to the club parking lot around 7:15 to wake up Mufasa and bring him home for the final loading and chores before hitting the road. Mufasa was pleased that Lulu Belle's Mom and Dad had left a business card on his windshield wishing him (and us!) good travels. Thanks guys!
After airing up the tires and finishing putting the last of the items on board, we pulled out at 9:06...MUST be exact you know!! Actually, we didn't make it too far because we stopped at the McDonald's on 109 for a sausage bisquit and a smoothie which we enjoyed as we headed towards the Kentucky state line which we crossed at 10:30. It had been cloudy with a few light showers until we got just about to Bowling Green when the sky cleared pretty well up and we had a beautiful rest of the day to drive in.
I-65 turned into a parking lot for several miles south of Louisville which was a bummer
Since we needed a break and we wanted to fill up the tank on Mufasa, we pulled off the interstate into La Grange, KY which turned out to be the highlight of our day! First of all, it was a darling little town but the most striking thing about the town is the fact that a main RR track runs directly down Main Street! Apparently there are about 35 trains through downtown each and every day! We were told later that La Grange is one of three towns in the US that have a track that does that. Shortly after we saw the track and talked about it, a train came through...amazing!
We had a delightful lunch at 19 West Main Restaurant ordering Smoked Salmon Quseadillas and Kentucky Bacon Pie for dessert...and yes, I did indeed say Bacon Pie! It was fantastic! I know it sounds weird, but it was one of the best pies I think we have ever had. Yum, yum!!
From there as we headed towards Cincinnati we stopped in Crittenden, KY for the night after another long traffic tie up on I-71. This is a pretty park...used to be a KOA...and it matched two the the three things that are required to be a true RV park. We are right next to the Interstate and close to a railroad track! The only thing missing is an airport...and the night is young yet--there may very well be one! Our site is level, the electric isn't strong but seems to be sufficient so we are nicely set up for our first night on the road in a long time. Life is good.
By the way, just as we pulled into our site, the heavens opened and we had a deluge for about 20 minutes. After the rain stopped (we have mostly blue skies once again) John got us hooked up and I prepared our supper. With it we had a delicious tomato from the garden of Lora C. It was fantastic...thank you Lora! By the way, next to us is a BT Cruiser which looks suspiciously like Dick K's...maybe he and Roland are not in Alaska after all!!
We drove 260+ miles today.