Sunday, April 24, 2011

On the road again, Indiana bound!

Terry here running the netbook GPS mapping program while Dale drives.

We met up with Tom & Sharon, Ronan's other grandparents for breakfast this morning at that great greasy spoon called Waffle House. You know that joint along the Interstates mostly east of the Mississippi with big yellow signs. The food & talk were very good, even though the table was just a little sticky! We see Tom & Sharon each year around Ronan's birthday and try to get out for breakfast together. We talked about the past year and of course Ronan. Their version of getting away from it all is their boat on the Jersey shore. At the present they are getting ready for a eight day cruise with their "marina' buddies. Not on their boats, but on one of those big cruise ships out of Puerto Rico, sounds like a lot of fun.

Our planned route is on I-64 through the mountains of WV, can you say "fun drive", Dale can! After we escape "Wild and Wonderful West Virgina" , we plan to stop tonight at a little 10 site campground we've been passing for the last 10 years, that hasn't been in our reference books or on any of the campground review sites. I noted the location on our way last week and was able to find a web site for them. $25 for full hookups and on a concrete pad on a day with heavy rain forecast sounds great. So we plan to do about 330 miles today with tomorrow being a short driving day to Tab and Deanna's for tomorrow night. Hope to be set up at Elkhart Campground Wednesday by evening. We be there for about a month working on one of our rentals for a new tenant and with luck renting it. The week before Memorial Day we'll be heading south for the Pace reunion and our annual boating fix at Dale Hollow Lake.

Well we just turned west at Lexington VA, next turn I-77 at Beckley WV, 7% grades here we come!

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