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Monday, June 1, 2015

Farewells and Accidents.

Our Location today is Corbin, Kentucky, USA.

We took our time getting out of bed this morning but we also knew that we didn’t want to drag our feet either. Once breakfast was finished we each did our inside chores to make certain that everything was secured for travel. 

With Kathy having the greater number of chores to complete inside I was the first out the door. After putting a load in the truck I started shutting down the utilities before releasing our stabilizers. (How we ever survived without the stabilizers we’ll never know.) As soon as I started to raise the rear jacks the water from last night’s storm began making waterfalls from each of the slide toppers. 

Moments later Kathy asked as she always does if it was safe to bring in the slides. With my okay I was fortunate not to be too close to the trailer because there was much more water that came off the slide toppers. 

We had a number of people come over and wish us safe travels including Carolyn Segler saying Joe was busy getting their MH ready to go. We had truly wanted to say our farewells to Tom, Marcie and Bryce Gimmarro but their car was gone and we didn’t know where they were. After hooking up we drove around to say our goodbyes to a few others including Joe Segler. Once we confirmed that we’ll be meeting again this coming winter we were on our way. 

When we left the park we only traveled a slight ways down the road to refuel both tanks. Finally heading west on I-40 we saw Fire Rescue Trucks heading east then suddenly two state police cars went speeding past us. It didn’t take long and traffic was coming to a halt. Now imagine the three Rescue Trucks turning around and having to maneuver through this gridlock. The traffic never really stopped but did crawl along until we passed the problem. With all the rain that fell last night in North Carolina the roots of a tree could no longer hold its load upright and suddenly came down striking a pickup in the middle lane and causing it to run off the road. We don’t know the seriousness of or if any injuries that might have occurred. 

Shortly after 11:00 we stopped for lunch at Cracker Barrel and ordered their new promo. We couldn’t eat it all so with our doggy box in hand we knew what we were having for supper. 

We traveled for a couple more hours before stopping at a grocery store to get some soup and exercise. Once I’d loaded our purchases on the cashier’s counter I went to pull the shopping cart through and somehow managed to tear part of the thumb nail off my left hand on the cart. The cashier immediately ran for Band-Aids but I still left a small trail of blood out of the store.

It was still another hour’s drive to the campground and we’d had mostly clear sailing up to this point. We were suddenly hit with such a downpour that everyone was crawling along in the high speed lane because the side lanes were beginning to flood and there was no place to pull off and park. Finally after a ten minute crawl the rain turned to a drizzle before finally stopping.
This is when the rain was letting up.

After driving 229 miles today we were settling into our site at the KOA in Corbin Kentucky around 4:00. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Tonight's pictures 
taken by Kathy.

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3 comments:

  1. Enjoy the journey back home and checking out the sights along the way. Sure wish we could get back on the road soon...

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  2. I hope the rain lets up for todays travels.

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  3. Oh dear....I hope that thumb of yours is doing much better today. That sounds terrible.

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