Thursday, April 26, 2012

More on the trip home....

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.


Friday, April 20, 2012

The Bourbon Trail

  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.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Louisville, KY

     This morning we did a few small projects inside and outside of the motor home.  We enjoyed the clear blue sky and the songs of all the robins and other birds that are here at Grandma's.
    We had lunch with our friends Donna & Dale Short at a local Fish Place.  We had a great lunch as we sat outside in the sunshine. 
    After lunch Dale drove us down to Fort Knox.  Well, down past Fort Knox anyway.  You can't actually go there.  I snapped this picture on the fly.

Fort Knox

This was carved from one tree

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

On to Kentucky

   Today we said, "Good-bye" to our good friends Jim & Carol and drove 250 miles to stay at Grandma's campground in Shephardsville, KY for a couple of nights.
   Here are a few more pictures from Lake of Egypt, IL.

New spring flowers


Spider Wort

Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday the 13th

Today was one of those days when you get to catch up on doing things you haven't gotten to......
Here are a few more pictures from our trip to Paducah, KY yesterday.

Paducah is the home of the National Quilt Museum

this used to an artist's studio now it's a wine shop

More of the flood wall

Parked at Jim & Carol's house on Lake of Egypt

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane, NO- It's Superman!

Superman, able to leap tall buildings with a single bound
Faster than a speeding bullet.  More powerful than a locomotive.
Superman, who disguised as Clark Kent (mild mannered reporter for the Daily Planet) fights a never ending battle for TRUTH, JUSTICE AND THE AMERICAN WAY!

Metropolis, Illinois

The phone booth used by Clark Kent to change in.

Superman museum

                 From Metropolis, IL we went to Paducah, KY to see the murals on the flood wall.  Here are just a few.




Monday, April 9, 2012

AR to IL

  We left the banks of the Mississippi and drove to Marion, IL to the home of our friends Jim & Carol.
We will spend some time here with them and then resume our trip north.