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Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Next Best Thing To A Tailwind

It is no wind at all.  Luckily for us, that is what Mother Nature presented to us this morning.  And a sunny day to boot!

So the mpg stayed high, not quite as impressive as the other day, but anytime I can shortchange an Arab Oil Tycoon, I'm happy.

312 miles down today and a night in a Passport America campground.  $16.50 (cash).  Cute little town of Corydon, Indiana, with quaint old streets and stores.  Their claim to fame is they are the location of the only Civil War battle fought in the entire state.  I guess they figured out one was enough.

We pulled in around 4 pm (CT), which gave us a chance to dump the tanks, take on fresh water, have a nice dinner and most importantly, get the satellite TV locked on so Marti could get her American Idol fix.  A happy wife = a happy life.  ;c)

We did receive a bit of distressing news from our son Ryan tonight.  Our granddaughter Taylor has ruptured her ear drum.  It is severe enough that she might need surgery to repair it.  The doctor told them to contact an ENT specialist right away.  The rub is along with a brand new baby, they are moving cross country to Ryan's new assignment on May 31st.  So they are under some pretty heavy pressure.  We'd appreciate prayers and positive thoughts that everything will work out well.

Tomorrow, onward towards South Carolina.  We're thinking of stopping tomorrow night at the Raccoon Valley Escappees campground in Knoxville, TN.  That puts us in striking distance of a short day's drive to finish our trip.

Today's shameless granddaughter pictures:


Taylor, Kierra and Rebekah


"Pa will get raspberries if he forgets my picture on the blog."

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.

16 comments:

  1. My thoughts are with your family's latest challenge. I hope everything turns out well.

    I will be interested in what you think of Raccoon Valley as that will be my destination after Memorial Day.

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  2. Prayers going their way!! The no wind thing is a good. It certainly beats a headwind.

    Enjoy those babies!

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  3. Definitely adding my prayers for Taylor and her family. So hard when it's one of our little ones.

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  4. I am sure things will turn out well for your granddaughter. We found raccoon valley to be very friendly but also very tight spots.

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  5. hope that Taylor surgery goes well!...hang in there..soon you will all be on the same coast!!

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  6. I was raised in the pacific northwest, but my mother is from Corydon. Never heard much about her life there, but lots when she worked in an aircraft plant in Louisville across the river in WW2.
    And we added a new granddaughter last week. So small and tiny, so fragil, but so full of promise. Hopefully the ear thing is an easy fix.

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  7. Taylor and all of you are in our thoughts and hearts. It is difficult to be so far away and get news like that. I know you wish you could be there to give them a helping hand.

    Soon, you will be much closer and at least all in the same time zone!!

    Safe Travels and Happy Trails...

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  8. Ooh, poor Taylor! That can't feel good. Our prayers are with them.

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  9. Poor Taylor. How in the heck did she rupture her ear drum?

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  10. Our thoughts are with Taylor. Hopefully, surgery will not be necessary.

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  11. Karen beat me to it. How in the world did she rupture her ear drum to need surgery? Poor thing. How scary for her. Just what they don't need when moving cross country with a brand new baby. Hope the CG does pretty much everything for them but drive their car.

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  12. Sorry to hear about Taylor's ear drum, we will remember her and the family in our prayers. Safe travels to you both.

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  13. Oh no -- so sorry to hear about Taylor. Sending up prayers that she has a quick and easy recovery.

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  14. God is good and he will direct Mom and Dad to the physician that will fix Taylor up in no time. After the thoughts and prayers of our motorhome friends for John...I have no doubt that she will be fine.

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  15. butterbean carpenterMay 18, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    Howdy G-parents,
    Taylor is on our prayer-list and it will be passed around!! Little Miss Dynamite HAS TO GET WELL!! So sorry to hear about her accident.. Ryan has got to have a Job complex by now!! Hope he's not deployed again, after he gets back to PA... All y'all are in our prayers.. God bless...

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  16. Here's wishing the little one comes out fine and with no surgery.

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