It's about time.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Great Check-up and Construction Crawl.

Our Location today is Walton, Kentucky, USA.

Even though we’d set the alarm for 7:30 this morning we were both up before the alarm. Luckily I’d packed away the computers last night and since we weren’t having breakfast at home the only thing that needed doing was packing up our CPAP machines and a few personal hygiene items. 

We had the truck packed with these last few items and were on the road by 8:00. Our destination was Kathy’s family doctor’s office for her yearly physical. When I dropped her at the door she immediately headed for the lab to have her blood work done. By that time I was sitting in the waiting room when Kathy came out to wait to see her doctor. She was slightly agitated because of our planned escape so I coached her on how to calm herself with deep breathing. Nobody including myself had ever done that for her. 
Downtown Detroit from the Ambassador Bridge.
When she was called in I went to the truck to have a Snap so I’d be rested for the long drive. I had only been there twenty minutes tops when Kathy was knocking on the door all excited. She’d used the relaxation technique that I’d told her about and was so relaxed that when her doctor first took her blood pressure she thought her machine was broken. When she did it with another machine she couldn’t believe Kathy’s blood pressure would ever get that low and congratulated Kathy and told her to enjoy her trip. 
US Immigrations ahead.
We headed over to the nearest A&W where we both enjoyed a Bacon and Egg with Hash Browns and Pancakes with an OJ for Kathy and a coffee for myself. Using a coupon it only cost us Twelve Dollars. 

It was close to 11:00 by the time we finished hooking up the trailer and were on our way to our daughter Karen’s house. We always like to travel with our fresh water tank at least a third full and we knew it was low. When we spoke to her on Sunday we got permission to use the water. That meant parking on the wrong side of the street with the four ways going for about fifteen minutes. 

We arrived at the US side of the Ambassador Bridge at 12:10 and after a harsh grilling by the Immigration Officer he then spent ten minutes rummaging around inside our trailer before telling us to enjoy our trip. We were officially free to travel at 12:35. 

We drove until we were past Toledo and stopping for lunch at Cracker Barrel at 2:10. We took the time to check inside the trailer to be certain everything was traveling well over the bumpy roads. The Immigration Officer had opened latched doors and had failed to close the latches. We had a mess to clean. We both enjoyed their Thursday Special which was Turkey Cranberries with Dressing and a vegetable side. We weren’t stuffed but very comfortable when we got back on the road by 3:00. 

Back on the road we would spend the next four and a half hours minus a ten minute break to stretch our legs stuck in bumper to bumper traffic crawls through the state of Ohio. The entire state is covered with road construction. The finished effect if it is ever achieved will be great but I remember similar construction in the Cincinnati area every time we go through there for the last ten years. 

At 7:30 Kathy said she needed to stop so she located a Flying J at Walton Kentucky for us to spend the night. We parked at the far end of the parking lot for the semis so we’ll be able to spread our slides out until we go to bed tonight. We were in the middle of our supper when the power flickered off inside the Denny’s restaurant causing all their computers to go down. In the end our meal cost us the tip we gave to our waitress. 

Since we haven’t fueled the truck since the day we returned to Canada last month and we’ve driven over six hundred miles we’ll be doing that in the morning before we leave. Today we only drove 304 miles after we hooked up to the trailer at the storage yard. The temperature at home has been warmer than what it was for us the entire day and where we are right now. This is definitely going to be a cuddle night. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

All Today's Photos 
Taken By Kathy


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  1. Travel safe and enjoy the scenery.

  2. Great report for Kathy. Keep up the good work. Safe travels.

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