We finially got 6 new tires put on our motor home on Saturday. We are still not sure why it took a week to get them.
We were so blessed to have been able to spend the week we were grounded with Mark, Kathy & Billy Harris who live on Cayuga Lake. If we had to be stranded, it was a great place to spend the time. We adopted them into our family years ago. They were wonderful and generous. We really appreciate all they did for us.
We were able to go to one of Billy's soccer games, an open house where Mark works, and a few nice long drives along Cayuga Lake down to Ithaca and back viewing the fall colors.
Saturday we drove to Erie, PA and stayed at a Passport America park called Sarah's where we met some great people who invited us to have dinner with them.
Unfortunately it was a rainy night and they canceled the bonfire on the beach that has been planned.
Today we drove from Erie to Oregonia, OH where we are parked at Olive Branch Campground. It was a bit expensive for our taste, but it's a pull thou site and we were able to get our LP tank filled. Tomorrow we will drive about 100 miles to our friends, Jim & Carol's in Berry, KY. Not sure how long we will stay there. I am getting anxious to get to Texas.
We had a few challenges getting everything ready to leave Vermont and head back to Texas. But we finally hit the road on Thursday. We were happy to be on our way and enjoyed seeing the sun. However, only a few hours down the road we had a blow out. This is the first one we've had so we consider ourselves lucky. When the tire blew it did a bit of damage. We will deal with most of it when we get back to Texas, but today we were busy trying to get things fixed enough to drive. The 2 big things are of course tires and the filler tube to the gas tank was crushed and we couldn't put any gas in the tank. Scotty we able to remove and do a temporary repair to the tube. We haven't located a new gas cap yet.
We were sad to leave Kentucky. We miss Donna and Dale and all the fun we had. And we wish we had another Derby Pie to help us to get over it.
We drove through some beautiful horse country on our way north. Spring was in full swing.
The black barns in Kentucky were originally "painted" with creosote to protect the wood from termites. The fences were also "painted" to keep the horses from cribbing (chewing on the wood). Now it just seems to be the custom.
We decided to spend an extra night in Lancaster Camp Ground in Lancaster, PA to avoid a cold front that had high gusting winds. It was a peaceful small campground with only 25 sites. There were only about 5 of us there.
We decided that we may as well just drive the next 3 days so that we could arrive in Vermont on Friday.
We stayed at Wierner's RV right off the highway. The sites were big.
There was still snow left from the storm that was 3 days ago. Brrrrr!
Tonight we are at River Bend Campground in Milford, PA. We usually stop here. It's right on the Delaware River and not crowded this time of year.
Tomorrow we will be back in West Haven. We'll be busy cleaning up from the winter and mowing the lawn, getting it ready to try to sell. But best of all we'll be spending time with family and friends that we have missed all winter.
Today we went with Dale & Donna to Bardsville, Ky to visit the Bourbon Trail. It was a wonderful day weather wise. Sunny and temps in the low to mid 70's.
We had lunch at the local drug store that had an old time soda fountain. We sat in the window and watched people going by.
After lunch we rode the Trolley around historic Bardsville. We saw the Civil War Museum and My Old Kentucky Home and many lovely old homes dating to the 1770's.
After the trolley tour we went to Heaven Hill Distillery and took the tour there. It was very interesting and informative. The tour ended in their "barrel room" for a tasting of 2 of their single barrel bourbons, a 10 year old and an 18 year old.