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Mar 2, 2013 - Still more road closures and now SNOW!

Cindy And I took off fairly early and made it Into Kentucky and our over nite about 5:00 PM, TURNING EASTWARD TOWARDS OUR NEXT TRAVEL SITE, Beckeley., WV. We have to go there and pick up4 penny machines we are having worked on. What happened today, another interstate closure due to an accident. = 2 or 3 hours of additional travel. Add to this, it is cold and snowing. smiling, a bad day of travel is still so much better when you are retired and you can say to yourself, within reason, it doesn't matter because we are retired and were not...

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Oct 1, 2012 - The Big Black Cloud

Another tale of woe begins. We left our campground in Nashville and pulled around to hook up the car; as we got back into the motorhome we both smelled ammonia. We know that the smell of ammonia can come from the refrigerator if the coolant is leaking, so we shut off the refrigerator and drove 50 miles to Bowling Green, KY where there was a Camping World to have them check it, keeping the windows open and the fans blowing to air it out. They hardly even looked at it, just opened the door and took a whiff, and told us we needed a new cooling...

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May 4, 2012 - Elizabethtown, KY

On to Fort Knox, KY for a couple of days...NOT! Can't make reservations at a majority of military campgrounds, so we were hoping to pull in and get a site for a few days. We neglected to take into account that the Kentucky Derby was running this weekend so there was no room for us there. We headed on down the road to Elizabethtown and found the last spot at the E'town Crossroads Campground. And we were lucky to get that site! Since we were able to finish what we wanted to do at Fort Knox, we decided to only stay 2 nights and headed out a...

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Nov 17, 2011 - OTRA - KY - Elizabethtown

11/17/11 Since today’s trip is only about 2 ½ hours, we just took it easy before getting ready to leave. Didn’t hit the road until 11:50 a.m. The lady’s cat hadn’t returned by the time we left but they’re going to be here all winter so I’m hoping it will return soon. Another easy drive in nice weather. Wow, Lexington is surely horse country. Miles and miles of 4-board fencing and many, many beautiful horse farms. I think I’d like to stop here on the way north next year and visit the Kentucky Horse Park and the Keeneland Sales Barn. Many,...

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Mar 8, 2011 - Elizabethtown, KY

March 8 As we drive north on the Trace and then through Nashville and get onto Interstate 65 northbound. We had planned to stay in Bardstown, Kentucky at their State Park, which appeared open last year when we drove through in March. However, we were informed at the Kentucky State Visitors Centre that all the state parks do not open for camping until the first of April. So, we are off to the Crossroads Campground in Elizabethtown again. We booked in for 2 nights to give us some time to visit the Abbey again and to see if there are any...

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Dec 28, 2010 - Elizabethtown, KY

The next morning there was ice on the windshield of the motorhome; not a big surprise. After a quick breakfast and a walk around the motorhome and dolly to make sure everything was OK, we headed out onto the highway heading for out next stop in Kentucky. A noise from the rear stopped out progress after a few hundred yards where we pulled over to the side of the highway. We seemed to be having problems with the dolly and decided to have Mary drive her car behind the motorhome to find a shop to look at the problem. This we did and after a...

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Jul 24, 2010 - Camp Carlson, KY

Since we slept in a little, we left Oberlin, OH about 10:30 this morning, heading toward Camp Carlson at Fort Knox in KY. We decided not to stay at a Wal-Mart tonight since it is so hot. We would need to run the generator all night for the AC. It was a long and tiring drive for Gene. We made a stop at the “Flying J” in Jeffersonville, OH for gas and to pick up our “coffee slushies”. On the way, we made 2 rest stops, so we could have lunch and for Gene to rest. We arrived at Camp Carlson about 6:30 pm. Since, it doesn’t get dark until about...

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Dec 31, 2009 - New Year's Eve

While taking a day off from travel, Steve unhooked the Yaris and we went to explore Bardstown. The day was drizzy and cool and Bardstown was sleepy quiet. We walked around the historic downtown and browsed through a couple very interesting stores that were open. Resisted the urge to buy. Unfortunately most tourist attractions were closed but there was one I really wanted to visit and that was the Gethsemeni Abby. It was well worth the short trip ouside of town. Set back in a thousand acres of rolling hills,you could feel the tranquility as...

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Dec 30, 2009 - Elizabethown, Kentuky

Our second day on the road was spent in a mixture of sun and cloud with temperatures far milder than we left behind in Huntsville. We left the snow behind, except for the odd patch. Continuing down I75 through Cincinnati and on to Lexington, KY., we chose the Bluegrass Parkway, a new road for us. We marvelled at the large properties devoted to horse racing as we drove through Lexington. We picked a small campground in Elizabethtown, a small town in the middle of Kentucky, for our second nights stay. It was a chance to wash all the salt of...

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Oct 23, 2009 - Elizabethtown, KY - Gen. Patton Museum & Swope's Car Museum

(Ron Writing) This morning we drove a few miles south of Louisville on Highway 60 to Fort Knox, KY. Fort Knox is a very large Army base and today we found out that it is growing rapidly. Operations from several other Army bases are being transferred here over the next few years. We went to Fort Knox to visit the General George Patton Museum. One gallery of the museum is devoted to General Patton’s life and accomplishments during his military career. Like most great leaders he was an interesting man and certainly one of the heroes of our...

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Aug 6, 2009 - Coca-Cola, Classic Cars & Costumed Characters

From Grand-ma’s RV Park – Shepherdsville, KY We ventured over to Elizabethtown, Kentucky based on other journals I follow, also the touristy information we had gathered and at the word of the beautician who cut Rudy’s hair and made a big change to the color and look of Linda’s hair since we arrived at the park. Might I add, the change to Linda is dramatic and we all agree she looks much younger and needs to keep it this way. The first place we visited was Schmidt’s Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia. It is the world’s largest privately-owned...

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Home Sweet RV - 2009

Jul 19, 2009 - 3rd day

Another glorious day of driving another 300 miles. Found this nice park,set-up and went to eat at Denny's. Got cable TV working for first time this week.Don't want to miss Merlin. Lilly is not sure if she likes traveling or not. It's a little after 8:00 PM and temp is 69. We may need a blanky tonight.

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