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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Cold Travel Day with Some Oops!

Our Location today is Wapakoneta, Ohio, USA.

The weather guessers had it right for the Crittenden Kentucky area. When we woke up this morning there was a lite coating of frost on the windows. Luckily we managed to stay warm by simply running a single cube heater throughout the night and even with that it was still cool enough inside the trailer but we had no problems sleeping. 

We didn’t bother to rush getting on the road because we wanted the School Buses to be finished their morning tasks before we started on the next leg of our travels heading home. By 9:30 we were driving down US 25 through the winding roads of Crittenden back to the ramp to I-75 North. 

Once we were on I-75 the traffic was heavy but flowing at posted speeds until the brake lights started coming on in the Cincinnati area. It turned into a twelve mile crawl that was caused by lane reductions due to highway construction. We had added an hour to our travel time just because of this delay. 

If there had been no delays we would have been at our destination before lunch time. Once we were past Cincinnati everyone was back to posted speeds for another twenty miles and then the brake lights reappeared. This turned into a two mile crawl as traffic was funneled away from the shoulder of the road while the remains of a burnt out passenger van was being removed. There were no ambulances visible but it shook Kathy up just seeing it. We hoped that whoever was in that van had an opportunity to get out. 

By this time it was nearly noon so we stopped at a Cracker Barrel to have our lunch. We both enjoyed the special of the day which was sliced turkey with stuffing and cranberries. The last time we had that was on Christmas day when we celebrated the holiday with our family. It tasted great, was reasonably priced and we were satisfied but not stuffed when we left.
Back on the highway it was less than an hour when we arrived at Wapakoneta but I took the wrong exit. Did I tell you that for the last two days we’ve been traveling without the use of our GPS. When I turned around Kathy insisted it was the second ramp so I went for it. When I noticed we were going down the road heading west I told her to get the GPS out. 

Fifteen minutes and twenty extra miles later we were registering at the Wapakoneta KOA. John who escorted us to our site was wearing a winter parka because even though the temperature was 45 F (7 C) with the wind gust of 30 mph it felt more like 30 F (-1 C). He also informed us that the temperature would be below freezing tonight. I set up our utilities including the water but I just didn’t turn it on. We have enough water still in our fresh water tank for the night. 

By the time I set everything up outside I was froze. Kathy had been busy getting things ready inside. Around 5:30 neither of us felt like cooking so I walked to the office and ordered a fresh baked pizza. Fifteen minutes later there was a knock on the door and there was our piping hot pizza for supper. It tasted great and only cost $12.99. 

Our total trip for today including our Oops was 161.1 miles. Tomorrow the weather is starting to warm up so we’ll finish organizing things in the trailer before we head home on Saturday. We also plan on having our last cooking campfire for this trip. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. Mmmm . . . that pizza looked good!

  2. You are just about home as the weather is warming up.