It was a 281 miles trip across some pretty bad roads from Red Bay, AL to Johnston City, IL. Trying to go north from the NE corner of Alabama area is an almost "can't get there from here" scenario. We wound up going across the NW tip of MS, up through TN and KY and then into IL. We didn't get any interstates to travel on until the last 75 miles or so. Most of the trip was on US 45E which was four lane but very congested and many, many small towns to slow you down. We did manage to give the Mothership another drink just before arriving in Johnston City. She only took a little over 60 gallons but I wanted to have enough to get around Chicago before filling up again in Wisconsin.
We are staying at the Arrowhead Lake Campground which is a city ran park and very nice as well as inexpensive. We have 50 amps and water with a dump on the way out. Our site is a long back-in with plenty of room for Libby in front of the Mothership. We could have a fire if we wanted but it is just to hot!!!
We didn't do much here but just decompress after the Red Bay experience of getting everything done on the Mothership. It is nice to get all of the upgrades done but it is a little stressful while it is happening! All that's left is getting new carpet and lighting when we come back through Red Bay in October and then getting a couple of double-paned windows repaired in November right after our annual stay at Lake Louisa SP in central Florida. After that she will be like new again and, in our opinion, much better than the new ones being built today.
We head for Kankakee River State Park just outside Bourbannaise, IL tomorrow for a two-night stay. Hopefully they will have a site available in the middle of the week!! One nice thing - this dropping polar vortex will give us a high of 70 tomorrow at the state park! We may not have Verizon there so our posting for that stop may be delayed until we get to the next stop.