Hi all !
We did leave Offer's Acres on Friday 12th Nov. morning and after a short trip to Traveler's Rest R/V to have our left rear taillight bulb replaced and a good bye visit to Jay, Kathy and the Kids (Jocelyn and Alycia), we departed about 10:30 am and headed for Bangor.
After replacing the defective taillight bulb one more time, I decided to actually look at the socket and found it was all rusted up one one of the contacts so after a good brushing up our lights were back in 100% shape and people could actually tell when I was moving to the left lane.
We decided this year to give HeyU 1/4 of a Gravol tab, to settle him down for the first day or two of the trip. It worked! Except for the following.......he was drunk as a skunk and he still threw up all over the back seat. Maybe it was for the best because along with the other mess was the biggest hairball I've ever seen. Man, it looked like a Cuban Cigar! Never fear though, he has been traveling like a veteran ever since ( and no more Gravol)
We made Bangor about 6 pm, dark but found Wal-Mart really easy and settled for the night. Thanks Wal-Mart for a great, quiet and secure rest-up. I think we went to sleep almost immediately.
Next morning we struck out for a visit with cousins John and Rosemary in Concord, Mass. Got there shortly after lunch and had a great visit.
Left the next day for an especially long trip to the first campground that was open in Pine Grove, Penn. Unfortunately, after arriving in the dark about 6 pm we found out that they had closed at 5 pm. A gate on the campground kept us from grabbing a lot and settling in the morning. So, we pitched camp right in their front parking lot, therefore saving another $35.00 in camp fees. We felt safe because another couple traveling were doing the same thing next to us.
Sunday morning we left about 5:30 am and beat a line to Bristol, Tennessee where we stayed at our favourite campground, Rocky Top Campground where we were expecting to be hosted by Joe and Sue ... but... they had split up since we last met and Joe was there wanting to know if we wanted to buy a great little campground. I hope we find a working CG there on our way back home in the spring.
Today's slice of the trip was supposed to be a bit easier and shorter ..but.. after three days of the most beautiful sunny weather, we traveled through rain and downpours most of today! One time around Chattanooga we actually had to pull entirely to the far side of the highway until the deluge passed by. We could not see even through the windshield!
Just as we left Tennessee the skies lightened up and as Nanny used to say "There's enough blue up there to make a pair of trousers so it'll clear up!" It did clear a bit and we finally arrived here at Birmingham South Campground just outside Birmingham, Alabama. Just down the road from the home place of the Country Western group "Alabama" in Port Payne.
The sun has gone down, Rita is busy making supper HeyU has disappeared somewhere in the trailer and the rain has started again.
We shall head out tomorrow morning for a shorter driving day to Sun Roamers RV and sometimes they have Wi-Fi and sometimes they have not. It's one of those places who have outside providers and you pay for the service when its there. So bear with us if we're not on the air.
Love to all
Tom & Rita.............and HeyU, who just showed up because supper is on the table.