We have really enjoyed our week here in Tuscaloosa, Alabama with my son Travis and his wife Geli. We’ve got his hydroponic garden set up, the seeds have been planted, and it’s ready to go. We have shared a lot of love and laughter in the past few days, and it’s been fun. But now it’s time to get back on the road.
And just in time, since it’s been getting hotter every day and today is supposed to be 97°. We have a 700 mile trip ahead of us to Elkhart Campground, in Elkhart, Indiana. We plan to break it up into a two-day trip, stopping tonight in Park City, Kentucky. That’s about 325 miles, a decent driving day for us. Saturday will be longer, 375 miles or so, which is pushing our limit. There was a time when 400 to 450 mile days were the norm but we’ve slowed down since then. And on this trip, if we get tired or road construction delays us, or we run into bad weather, we’ll find someplace to stop and turn it into a three day trip if necessary.
Several people have asked why we canceled our trip to Vermont for the Escapade RV rally and wrote that they hope everything is okay with us. Thank you all for your concern. We are okay, we’re just still getting our feet back under us from my health issues a few months ago, scaling back for a while, and resetting our priorities. I still have a couple of tests that have to be done and need to be near a VA hospital or clinic long enough to arrange them, and there is one in nearby Goshen.
We’re looking forward to getting to Elkhart Campground since it’s been a couple of years since we’ve been there. Over the years it has become a second home to us, and owners Bob and Gita Patel always treat us like family.
We plan to hang out there for much of the summer, and hopefully we’ll see some of you as you come and go through the area. I’ve always said that if you go to Elkhart Campground, or the Escapees Rainbows End in Livingston, Texas and wait there long enough, you will meet every RVer in the country. Sooner or later they all pass through one place or the other, and usually both.
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Thought For The Day – Always remember that the crowd that applauds your coronation is the same crowd that will applaud your beheading. People like a show. – Terry Pratchett