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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Holiday Weekend Travel

We try not to travel on weekends, period, because many repair services that one could potentially need are unavailable.  So how is we we’re not only traveling on a weekend, but a Holiday Weekend?

Sometimes priorities take precedence over smart practices and there are four lovely granddaughters anxiously awaiting our arrival in Missouri for the next month.  So the heck with weekend travel, we’re going to push on through.

Of course, a holiday weekend means a scarcity of campgrounds, house bound folks use this opportunity to get moving and enjoy the great outdoors.  Unusual for our point-to-point style of travel, this month long trip for us has found us traveling shorter daily distances and making good use of our Passport America membership.  We’ve been extremely pleased with the campgrounds we’ve used that have been very nice, while saving us a great deal of money.

Tonight our luck ran our and no campgrounds we looked to stay in had any openings, including an Escapees campground.  But we were not deterred and are tucked in for the night at a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Tennessee.  The management graciously gave us permission and we get to enjoy not only dinner but breakfast, too.

It’s a tough life we lead.  :c)

Around five hundred miles left to go, but we’re going to do that over two (maybe three!) days, it’s almost like I’ve been cured of the PDD driving style…

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.



  1. Oh I think the thought of getting to those granddaughters will have those 500 miles flying by :)

  2. I'll have to remember Cracker Barrel for possible overnights when I'm en-route to a destination. I especially like the "eggs in a basket" breakfast! Safe travels!

  3. Hope you are finding those shorter driving days much more enjoyable than one really long driving day, I know that we do!

  4. At least you have slowed down a bit and can enjoy the trip a litle more. We prefer stopping overnight at a Walmart thats open 24 hour we feel more secure and have never had a issue.

  5. I'm sure it's only a temporary relapse ;-)

  6. Holiday weekends are definitely hard to find a place to stay. We didn't have to worry about it this year because our RV is tucked away in a storage lot for a couple more weeks. With summer just ahead, many RV parks will even be full during the week. Thank goodness for Walmart, Cracker Barrel and the Elks.

  7. PDD going by the wayside. Please, say it ain't so! Seriously, glad to see that you're slowing down some. Safe travels.

  8. We've spent lots of nights at Cracker Barrel but they always end up being more expensive than a campground cause we love their food. Slowing down is a good thing. Keep telling yourself that.

  9. Careful or you just could get kicked out of the PDD club.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  10. Travel safe... and enjoy your visit with the granddaughters.