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Cave Dwellings

Key West, 2005

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Temporary “Delay of Game” Plan….

  TRA DA!!!!…We are finally foot loose and fancy free…on the road again after almost a full year…Sunday afternoon, we finished packing the Hiker and pulled her up on the drive, FACING OUT!

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….Everything was stowed and tucked away….

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…..HEY…WE HAD TO MAKE SURE WE HAD ALL OF THE ESSENTIALS!!!

 

 

 

 

After getting underway at 6:30AM on Monday, we headed down Interstate 39, picking up Rt 51, then I-57 all the way to Rend Lake in Southern IL…Just like  Al and Kelly, we had some pretty stiff headwinds on I-57, and were pretty glad to pull into Rend Lake about 12:30PM…One thing we have decided in our “old age”…We are in no rush, and the beauty of traveling with your house in tow is that you can start and stop any time you choose. Those long 10 hour days of travel are a thing of the past for us…

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  We are in Gun Creek campground, right on the lake, for $8.00 a night. (That price reflects our 1/2 price, 62 years and older, Golden Age Pass. Us ol’ duffers gotta catch a break somehow!)  Our site backs right up to the woods and we have electric, but no water  hook up…thus we are using water on board…We intended on leaving early this morning for Grenada Lake, MS, but after watching the weather forecast for Memphis and Northern MS, we decided to lay low until tomorrow AM.  They were calling for strong, severe storms and possible tornados…no way, thank you very much. 

McGuyver got our TV hooked up …finally.  Seems it’s been so long since we traveled, he forgot some of the “fine tuning”…But, after a few choice words of encouragement from Moi Don't tell anyone smileNOT!, he got Direct TV all hooked up.  It was a good thing …We took one look another good look at the forecast,  and made the decision to stay here 2 nights, instead of just the one…

This morning, after a fuel run in the GMC (a whopping $4.07 for diesel at a local WalMart!), Den decided to see if he could remember how to hook up the Hughesnet and our computer stuff.  Again, there was some slight memory slippage, but it didn’t take long for him to get us online..We hadn’t intended to set it up here, but he now, at least he knows everything works.(even though he has to dismantle the whole darn thing before dark tonight..Annoyed)

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OUR LITTLE SPOT IN THE PARK…I CAN NOW FEEL ALL THE TENSION LEAVING MY NECK AND SHOULDERS…JUST SOMETHING ABOUT THE HIKER AND TRAVEL..

 

 

 

 

 

It rained about 4 inches last night..all night…with thunder and lightening and wind.  This morning we were rewarded by seeing 5 Wild Turkeys (no, not the Bourbon), on our walk…LOVED IT!! I tried to explain to them that they really should disguise themselves as pigeons at this time of year, but they just gobbled off into the woods…

I need to welcome a newcomer to the truck…so everyone SHIFT!!…There, that’s better…  “Traveler” should be pretty comfortable  now…She may have to sit alongside Kenny's cooler…and don’t try to sneak a beer, he keeps count!!  Also, a shout out to Bev, in Canada NS..Thanks for the nice complement…Be aware I am very often NOT politically correct..just sayin’..

Sooo….We are on our way to Grenada Lake, MS tomorrow…. I will eventually post from there..now that McGuyver is “back on track”…Ya just gotta love him…I sure do!!

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OOOOOH YEAH, THIS IS WHAT I’M TALKIN ABOUT!!

14 comments:

  1. One of the greatest feelings ever is to be on the road. Glad you stayed off the road though with that wind howling out there.

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  2. You look right at home, now start rattling those pots and pans, McGuyver and the rest of us are hungry.lol

    And whats up with the crocks behind you in the picture?

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  3. Unlike Al and Kelly, I too stay put in high winds. No sense asking for stress. :)

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  4. Nice not being on deadlines or schedules isnt it...so much better not traveling during inclement weather.
    As Sam says, be careful out there

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  5. Glad ya' got rollin' south. Being on the road does alleviate all the 'homebound' tensions and it only takes one hour to clean the whole house now. We decided to wait out the wind last month and I went to back up the truck after loadin' all we had accumulated during the summer and it just shut itself off. It wasn't haulin' no 5ver in 50 mph winds. Finally got it fixed one week later. Travel safe!

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  6. Look at the SMIlE!!!! You've been waiting for this!!! Good choice in beer - wish we were there that's our brand!!

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  7. yeah your like willie nelson...on the road again....drive safe

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  8. yeah your like willie nelson...on the road again....drive safe

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  9. I just know that when our day comes to do some real travel I will be arguing with Craig to stay put in the wind. He is more like Al. When he wants to go he wants to go!

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  10. As the winds howled here in central Indiana, John and I said we would not be traveling and battling the wind.

    You sound soooo happy and we are happy for you. Enjoy!

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  11. Maybe on our next trip through that area we'll check out Rend Lake. Eight dollars sounds pretty good to me. Here's hoping you have better weather on Wednesday. Seems to me like there is less traffic on the roads this year. Is that possible??

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  12. Smart move staying put until those winds slow down a bit. Better safe than sorry. Looks like you're both doing just fine, though!

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  13. the smile says it all!!!..no matter how bad the day is once the trailer was all set up..and we were nice and cozy inside..it was 'bliss'!!..enjoy and cheers!!..see you next time!!!..now what's for dinner??

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  14. I love your "we're on the road again smile" Happy for you.I try to keep my smile, but the day we hit the road again, it will get a whole lot bigger. Safe Travels
    ~Betty and Joe

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