Saturday, October 13, 2007

The beginning

During our first week out we, of course, experienced some firsts including staying in the types of places RVer’s overnight in -- long or short term. By now,we’ve spent our first night in a truck stop (Flying J); settled in at our first campground, named Oak Creek; our first ‘primitive’ site was at the Kentucky Horse Park (no hookups); and we were welcomed at the first of (we hope not too many infamous Wal-Marts in St. Louis. Our hitching up time is vastly improved.
Starting out along the PA turnpike, we were aware of seeing a familiar route at a slower pace and from up high, and so noticed things we hadn't noticed before -- a different view, a new building. We've figured that when towing the trailer, we're adding a half-hour to every hour of car-only driving time. Slow is good. We have lots to talk about, swell tunes, many sites to see (though Ohio, Illinois and Indiana are sooo flat.)
Molly has been a model traveler so far. She quickly took to the Tahoe after realizing she COULD jump right on in and her initial hesitancy with the trailer has transitioned to relative comfort. She seems to like that there's lots going on inside and out and (surprisingly) her barking has been minimal. She misses Sally and CJ though -- she just told me.
While driving through OH and KY, Bobbie hosted a few trips down memory lane -- Fort Ancient, the pumpkin fest in Circleville, church camp in Wilmington, and a tour of Lebanon, OH. All which balanced my trips through Walton and Waterbury during the past year.

Scene on the Road
Tiny trailer
Hugest tires
‘Jesus is Lord’ mud flaps

Road to El Paso (Texas singer songwriters)
Spring Mix – Rosanne Cash, James Hunter, Norah Jones, Teddy Thompson
The Calling – Mary Chapin Carpenter
A Few Small Repairs – Shawn Colvin
Funnel Cloud – Hem
Kim Richey – Kim Richey

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