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Friday, April 19, 2013

Still Grooving Through Hidden Mountains


Our Location today is Corbin, Kentucky.

Kathy and I had a wonderful time last night watching the Platters Impersonators bringing us back to our growing up years. During the nineteen sixties the Motown Record Company that started in downtown Detroit was the label for many groups and individuals that spent time at the top of the National charts. Gladys Knight and the Pips, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Aretha Franklin, the Platters, even the Jacksons’ just to name a few who shared the Motown label. 

The Impersonators did a great job of having the audience participating in singing along even dancing on the stage or if you didn’t want to get on the stage you could just groove to the Rhythm in your seats. This group of performers had only been together for 37 days and we were only their seventh performance. This is not the same group that many may have seen in Vegas. They all have interesting histories and had never worked together before but the common thread was that they all loved the sound of Motown music.
Grandson of one of the original Platters
From south Africa and speaks seven languages fluently.
Is an ordained preacher who sings the gospel to his parishioners.
Leader of group and father of.
The other part of the father son team
Trained Opera Singer.

We slept well last night not waking until nearly 8:00 before getting ready to break camp. By the time I had completed my inside chores and was about to go outside the rain that had been predicted started coming down with intensity dropping the temperature from 64F (18C) down to 52F (11C) before we would leave the park. I had delayed flushing our tanks but finished that easily while prepping other things to go and luckily I carry a full rain suit in the trailer which helped keep me mostly dry. 
This picture doesn't show how hard it was really raining.
Leaving the park it took us nearly an hour as we made our way from the campground out to I-40 before reaching I-75 to start our northbound trek. The rain continued the whole day ranging anywhere from a mist to rain that had the wipers going fast and the traffic going slow. Most of the time the clouds were so thick that you didn’t know if you were climbing or descending the hills or you never realized that the highway took us through the mountains unless you noticed the change in your speed. This is the type of weather that we normally avoid traveling in but we are slowly making our way home with commitments that need our attention before the end of the month. 

We finally stopped at Cracker Barrel just before noon and enjoyed their Friday Fish Fry. The catfish was delicious as usual and so was their new Peach Cobbler that we had for dessert. When we came outside the temps were much cooler than when we had gone inside so we went in the trailer to put long pants and jackets under our raincoats. 

Back on the highway it was another hour before we reached our exit for the day. We have used Corbin Kentucky K.O.A. many times when traveling and even for a few down days. When we got out of the truck and we could see our breath in the cooler damp air as we   were further north and in the mountains. 

The drizzle continued until after we were set up and we have been using the electric heater to take the dampness out of the inside of the trailer. We noted that we were one of ten trailers when we arrived but within the next three hours we counted twenty-five units pulling in for the night. This is a great little stay over night park off of highway 1-75. 

Tomorrow we’ll continue our trek and stop in Wapakoneta Ohio for a few days but I’m sure we’ll find something to keep us busy. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

What happen when the wheel was invented?

It caused a revolution.

2 comments:

  1. Sixties Motown Music brings back alot of nice memories from my high school days! What fun!

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  2. I love the 60's motown sound. It's what I grew up with. Keep warm and drive safe.

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