Saturday, November 6, 2010

Okay, this weather isn’t what we wanted – we woke up to a temperature of 23F (-4C) this morning, not what I would call fun. Both the truck and trailer had thick coats of frost adorning them this morning, guess though we can look on the bright side and be thankful we didn’t get snow like they did in Kincardine! Fortunately we were only going about 400 km so we didn’t rush to get on the road, even so John’s fingers were VERY COLD by the time he was finished getting us ready to go. Fortunately, tonight isn’t supposed to be as cold.

Frost on Truck & Trailer

Today’s drive was pretty, we cut across Indiana to Illinois on Highway 24 and picked up I-57 to Champaign where we stopped for the night at D and W Lake RV Park. We were here many years ago and it is a good overnight stop, nothing too fancy but full hook-ups and you get one day free internet. The internet is nothing to write home about but I guess it is better than nothing. We gained an hour today when we entered the Central Time Zone, then we gain another hour tonight with the end of daylight savings time – can we say BONUS!!

Indiana Country Side

Colourful House we Passed

Entering Illinois

D and W Lake Park

We decided to unhook when we got here and head to Wally World to stock up on supplies, it looked like it was a fairly new store and it was quite busy but we got everything we needed, as well as picking up a cooked chicken for dinner and getting a new TV for the trailer. We are really pleased with the TV, it is a 22” Vizio and the picture is really sharp, I am sure we will quite enjoy it. We haven’t had TV since we left Kincardine on October 17th so it is a treat to have it again.

There Was a Pretty Sunset Tonight

Tomorrow we head for Mark Twain country, should be interesting.

And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to another good tomorrow.

Friday, November 5, 2010

We are finally “On the Road Again” and it is nice to be heading south, enough of this cold weather!!

Yesterday we went from Green Acre Park in Waterloo, where we had been for the last 2-1/2 weeks, to Can-Am in London. Our toilet was leaking so we wanted to get that fixed and we needed a couple of new things (girls talk for I don’t know what it was we needed!) for the Hensley Hitch. We spent the night there so we could head out early this morning.

The sun was shining when we left London but before Sarnia we had a good rain mixed with a bit of snow – YIKES, let’s get outta here! The bridge plaza in Port Huron was a zoo and there were even a couple of idiots who had got in the wrong lane so were going the wrong way, then trying to cut into another lane – scary when you have a 35’ trailer behind you. We probably waited about ½ hour & it was our turn with Mr. Customs – we hit a really nice fellow and were through in no time, thank you very much sir.

The rest of the day was mainly overcast, with a few sunny breaks, and we saw a high of 40F (5C) at one point near the Michigan/Indiana border but most of the day the temperature was around 35-37F (2-3C) so a pretty chilly day.

There were lots of dead deer on the highway, at one interchange there were 5 of the poor things and I saw one running along the side of the road just before Indy, sure glad when he turned away from the road!

We are at Fireside Resort in Auburn, IN for the night, it is a former KOA and is open year round so we have been here many times coming and going as it is a good shot from here to Ontario. As usual the wi-fi isn’t working so I will try again in the morning and get this posted should the wi-fi be working.

And so ends a great gift of a day and we look forward to another good tomorrow.