Monday, November 5, 2012

THE Trip, THE Encore' :: And We Are Off

Copyright 2012, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

After some long weeks of prep, doctor and dentist appointments, family gatherings, cleaning, yard work, more prep work, organizing, packing, moving stuff here and there, we were finally all packed up and ready to roll.

First day out we like to leave the house about 1ish, it was later than that. We ran out to the campground about 100 miles from the stickbuilt and pulled in to find some sad, but, not unexpected changes.  The facility is not new any longer and some of the electrical is starting to show the signs of hard use.  It was the same last year.  This year, they no longer staff the office like they used to, and their signs for office hours are far from correct, and the managers were not willing to come down and sell us propane 10 minutes after they closed the office (no closing time posted anywhere).  So, we left them with a weeks household garbage and may consider finding another place to make our first stop out next year.  Sad.  Very sad.  It was the perfect stopping place for us.

Second day, we drove only about 200 miles, give or take, some in the rain, with temps around 40 degrees F, nasty gray skies and a brisk wind. I had on so many layers I could not count them and I was still cold walking the fur kids on potty break stops.  We stopped early in a small campground in southern Indiana.  We were ready to be off the road.  But, today was the day I got to say, I believe THE Trip, THE Encore' is gonna happen, see, Indianapolis in my rear view mirror. OKKK, it is the side view mirror and it is not a photo of downtown, but, it will just have to do!  LOL

Third day, even shorter drive, we end up just north of Nashville, we are off the road very early, we rest.  Much needed rest.  We realize we have fallen back 2 hours, one for daylight savings time, one for Central Time Zone.  The yorkies are not so sure they like this deal, it really throws off their dinner time.

Fourth day will be a Monday, we need to get to the other side of Nashville, that means we will not roll until about 10 AM, wait for the locals to get to work before we venture out on the I roads.  I'll chat about that day's drive soon.

So, after some months of hope and planning,THE Trip, THE Encore' has begun.

We are off and rolling and Indianapolis was last seen in the side view mirrors.  WOOT!



Lisa Wallen Logsdon said...

Mike said tell you he is "green with envy"! (Me too!)

Karen said...

Yipee!! Another round of adventures has begun...

Jasia said...

I hope you have a wonderful and blessed trip!

Barbara Poole said...

I'm another "green with envy" person who wishes you and Man the best of Happy Trails. Can't wait to read all your posts.