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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

What’s This Strange Stuff?

Our Location today is Wapakoneta, Ohio .

Again another great night for sleeping with the windows open and the temperature just dipping below the 60 F mark. This helped Kathy get a good night’s sleep so that she’d be ready to navigate us on another stretch of our journey home. We won’t talk about how I slept besides I was only piloting our rig down the highway.
We were up having breakfast by 6:30 this morning even though we really weren’t in a hurry to leave. We watched the weather forecasts while having our breakfast. Listening to the rain hitting off the roof of the trailer at least verified that part of the forecast was correct. We just seemed to be dragging so by the time everything was stowed away we didn’t pull out of the park until after 9:00.
As we were about to leave town traffic was being detoured due to an accident and strangely it was taking us past the Sevierville Verizon Outlet. Mysteriously the truck turned down the side street that led around the rear of the building. Kathy and I went in and spoke to Michael the second vice manager of that location. He already knew of our problem that was being caused by Chris from the Inverness location. Using his company smartphone he photographed our payment cards and had them E-mailed in less than a minute. That should be the end of that nightmare. That stop took less than ten minutes tops but by then the rain had stopped and the traffic was running freely towards highway 40.   
Once we were safely onto I-75 heading north towards Lexington Kathy needed a snap to make up for the early hour she’d gotten up at. When she woke twenty minutes later she nearly went into a state of shock. She hadn’t noticed the pinkish line on the morning forecast that would be crossing our line of travel. That pinkish line was a mix of rain and s@#w and everything was turning white. 
The pavement was wet but clear and there were no problems being caused other than a few moments of intense snow fall. This was the pattern that continued for the next two hours. Has Mother Nature forgotten that this is Spring and we shouldn’t be having this kind of weather.
Just before noon we stopped at Cracker Barrel to stretch our legs and enjoy some downtime. We lazily took our time eating our meal and enjoyed a couple of cups of coffee to warm up. It was nearly an hour before were ready to continue on.
The temperature actually started to get warmer once we cleared the mountains and were travelling in just the hills. It was after 4:00 when we pulled in to the Flying J in Walton, Kentucky. By the time we fueled up the truck and had a light supper at Denny’s the day’s travels had caught up to us. 
We went back to the trailer where we turned the heat on to warm the trailer. Kathy started reading her book and I started writing the blog. Just after 6:00 a strange thing started to happen. The sun was shining brightly and the wind had died down. After an hour of relaxation we had both caught our second wind.

While I closed up the computer Kathy called ahead and made a reservation in Wapakoneta. Minutes later we were back on the highway for another two hours. We figured if we were going to be in cold weather we might as well be comfortable. With the cold temperatures in the forecast for the next couple of days we’re not quite sure where we’ll stop tomorrow. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. Lots of things to see in this area, enjoy Wapa!
    Too bad we missed you. Have fun.

  2. Wish you could make a detour into IL. Would enjoy meeting up with you and Kathy some time. We'll be at Bo Wood COE this weekend at Lake Shelbyville near Sullivan, IL. Can't wait to get back in the RV again now that we haveit in our possession. Safe travels. Curt

  3. SNOW???? I think you had better turn that rig around and head back to the Keys friends!!

  4. Turn around! Go back South! It's 26 degrees today here in central Pennsylvania.

  5. Should have stayed here a little longer, I think. Its plenty warm and certainly no snow!