It's about time.

Many of you can relate to Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" and what we do to follow our dreams.

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Long Wet Drive, Confused GPS and Response To Comments.

Our Location today is at Anderson, Indiana, U.S.A.

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Knowing that we had the Truck back from the Repair Shop helped to ease only a little tension last night. After composing our Blog, while Kathy did her usual job of editing I went back outside.

We had both taken early showers so there would be a lot less weight being towed down the road. We were wanting to leave as early as possible in the morning so I drained our Waste Tanks and added some Water to our Fresh Water Tank before getting all the Hoses stored for travel. I also crawled under the slides to remove the X-Chocks and raise the Center Jacks. I then prepped the Truck for towing and positioned it within inches of being locked in. 
What we saw of the Gateway Arch yesterday.
I no sooner got inside the door when the Forecasted Heavy Rain started at exactly the time they predicted. It never let up all night and even though we were wearing Earplugs we could hear the Rain more than the Trains. 
Can you see the Arch Now?
Kathy tried covering her head when the Alarm went off at 6:00 CST but she knew the Rain was supposed to get worse and with Possible Flooding forecasted in the area we were located, we wanted to get out of there. After a lite breakfast we both had chores to do to secure things for travel. Even wearing our Raincoats, we were both soaked by the time we rolled out at 7:15. Glad we had gotten a lot of things ready last night. 

Looking to the Sky you couldn’t tell where one Cloud ended and another started so again our GPS was mostly useless. Last night I had scribbled down an approximate route that I knew would get us to where we were heading. 

Another thing that we were both praying for was that the Truck would function the way it should and not leave us stranded. The engine was warming up but after about Ten Miles the message “DRIVE TO CLEAN FILTER” appeared on the dash and we both started having a sick feeling in our stomachs. The only thing we could do was keep driving and watch the Mile Markers in case we broke down. Traffic got quite thick as we left St. Louis on I-55 so I was busy driving bouncing round the Potholes and watching for the AXXholes that practically scraped our bumper cutting into our lane when they could have easily stayed in their own. Suddenly the message on the dash had changed to “CLEANING EXHAUST FILTER”. That’s what we needed! 

Since we had started our morning on only a Half a tank of fuel shortly after 9:30 after we had gotten onto I-70 we stopped first to fuel the Truck where a gentleman I spoke to while fueling said it had been raining for the last Two Weeks. We then stopped to have another lite breakfast at the Huddle House. The meal was great and their Coffee helped the both of us warm up. 

Back on I-70 it took some convincing so that Kathy would relax enough to have a Snap. She was still worried about the Truck but when she woke nearly an Hour later there was the Regen System cleaning the DPF like it was supposed to. 

As we approached Indianapolis on I-265 the GPS kept trying to have us go back in the direction we had just come from. The notes that I had made last night again got us to the route I-69 that we needed. 

Since it had Rained all day without letting up for the entire trip at 3:25 CST when Kathy spotted a sign for a Cracker Barrel she said to call it a day. After parking the Truck, we had to fix something before going inside. We had to fix our Watches because we were now at 4:30 EDT the same Time Zone we had left Twenty-One Weeks ago today. 

We took our time enjoying Chicken Salads for our meals. We may sound like we eat a lot but we don’t and our appetites and stomachs are diminishing. We traveled 300.6 Miles today and decided to stay the night ending our travels only Seventeen Miles short of our destination. 

As many have commented about the way the Service Manager treated us in yesterday’s Blog we will definitely be filing a complaint with not only the MBB but with Ford Motor Company as well. He had only been given Written Permission to work on the Thermostats and do an Oil Change, nothing more. 
These Canadians didn't seem to mind the Rain.
We checked the Weather as soon as we got on the Computers this evening and it looks like the St. Louis area has cleared up. Let’s hope that Cloud is not following us. Tomorrow we are hoping to be back in Windsor and seeing our Family again. The Temperatures will be on the cold side but they are forecasting that we’ll see the Sun sometime in the afternoon. Thanks for following along, feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Joke of the Day

I went to a seafood disco last week and pulled a mussel.


  1. Tom and I are wishing you both safe travels as you make your last push for Windsor tomorrow. Plus, a smooth border crossing.

  2. Sounds like the truck issues are resolved. Hope they stay that way.
    Safe travels on your last leg!

  3. Enjoy the last leg our your journey and travel safe.

  4. Hope the rain clears up and you arrive home safe.

  5. Good that your truck is running well. Sure was a nasty drive yesterday. Safe travels home.

  6. Glad all is good so far! Travel safely!

  7. Keeping my fingers crossed the rest of your trip is stress free.

  8. Glad the truck has turned the corner and seems to be running great again. Safe travels as you continue your journey homeward.

  9. Glad your truck did its job and got you to Indiana. Hope all goes well today.