We rolled along yesterday to light traffic and sunny skies with just a little wind. I am amazed at how we've become sensitized to wind while driving the Journey. It seems you never notice wind while driving a car but in a large motorhome with huge, barn door flat sides, even a breeze gets serious attention.
The drive to Tennessee lasted to just around 300 miles, it would have been a bit shorter but I-75 was closed right at the Indiana-Tennessee boarder, necessitating a looping, winding hilly detour of about 50 miles through scenic back roads Indiana. There were a number of UPS double trailer trucks that were flying through those roads while we cautiously negotiated the sharp turns and steep hills of the detour. I thought those drivers were running quite recklessly and for all their high speeds, we caught up to them at the intersection where the detour ended and I-75 was open.
We always like to use our Escapees membership campgrounds when we're in the area where one is located. We saw that the Raccoon Valley campground was right on our way so we pulled in for a two night stop.
The entrance/office building where we registered and got our hugs. Marti was prepared for a hug this time, unlike our visit to the Escapees campground in Branson, MO last year where she was startled to get a hug from a total stranger.
Inside, along with the office is a large gathering room for various activities.
The sites are all level and gravel with good hookups.
A centrally located comfort station.
And a nice pool, which was not open yet because local regulations require it to be inspected every year before it can be used. Of course the inspection is slated for next week after we’re long gone. :c(
There is a pet walk, but I’m not sure if the sign indicates that it is under the bridge.
The only real downside we found were these cheesy, weather beaten picnic tables. The seats must have been designed for munchkins, they are way too narrow for adult sized bottoms.
For $16/night, you can’t beat this park. We’re glad we stopped over.
Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers for our granddaughter Taylor. She has an appointment next Monday with and ENT doctor to see what is the best course of action for her ruptured ear drum. She has had a number of bad ear infections and with the last one, it appears the ear drum membrane was so weakened it ruptured from the pressure. We are hoping that the ENT doctor will have a good method of treatment for her so she gets well and has no permanent damage.
Picture of the day for Rebekah:
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