Monday, August 21, 2017

Good Food

I saw this small deer in the park the other day as I came around a curve in the park.
The little thing was still discovering its surroundings under the careful eye of its mother.
There are wild flowers scattered about the park that makes the scenery more beautiful.
Saturday I finally got around to grilling us the Ribeye Steak we have had in the refrigerator for way to long.
As I was grilling the steaks a guy named John from a few sites over brought these home grown tomatoes and said he thought I would like them to go with the grilled meat.
He was right we do like the home grown tomatoes better than the store tomatoes.
I even had tomato with my breakfast yesterday morning. That with the ham, peppers, onions and eggs all scrambled together sure tasted mighty good. Plus a biscuit, jelly and coffee sure started my day off good.
Then yesterday afternoon it was off to Middlesboro.
Through the tunnel to get us a pizza.
I bet Daniel Boone would have like the tunnel to go through instead of climbing over the high mountain.

How about you are you as excited over the solar eclipse as everyone else seems to be,
I remember a few years back when we had solar eclipse I used a welders lens to look at it.
If you miss this one there will be another in 2024 I don't know if it will be as spectacular as this one or not.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. 





Sunday, August 20, 2017

A few things

This is our site B-3 at the Wilderness Campground in Cumberland Gap.
The site is an easy back in that is long enough and wide enough for a large camping unit with 50 amp electric.

As almost always we had to take back the things Nancy bought to wear.  But first was a stop at Wendy's for a bite to eat. Nancy had a Crispy Chicken sandwich, side salad and a Frosty to go, I had the Jr cheese burger with a small order of fries and we both had the senior drink all that for $6.00 a very good price for a meal for two people.
From there we went to Rose's where Nancy bought some things that did fit her at a better price.
We always like to stop and look at what Rose's have in their store when we see them while traveling. 


This motor home stayed for one night here in the campground with Moonshadow Brew Tour on the front and side of it. I didn't see anyone around at the time so I don't know what that was all about.
One of the two handicap sites close to the rest rooms and showers with an upgrade by making the site a little longer.

I thought it being the weekend that most of the electric site would be taken up but there are still a lot of open sites here.
Maybe the people have gone to the Bristol Speedway for the Nascar Race.

With all the rain and the leaves falling it looks more like fall but the temperatures say it is still summertime.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

 









Thursday, August 17, 2017

Help the bed isn't moving!

Tuesday we moved to another site because the site we were on was not level and in order to level the motor home one side had to be up way to much with the right front wheel being off the ground.
The site that we wanted came open so we took it because, we were in it last year and had a good satellite view and fairly level. But when I tried this time I could not get a clear view.  I guess the trees do grow a lot in a years time. 
After we were set up and leveled, the electric plugged in I extended the front slide while Nancy was with the bedroom slide as we always do.  Only this time I heard Nancy yell "the bed isn't moving".
I went back to see what was going on, she was right the slide extended but the bed was not.
We had planned on going to the store when we were finished with setting up but now the plans had changed.
After removing everything from beneath the bed, taking the mattress off then removing the screws from the plywood platform I could see the whole problem.  After 15 years of use the screws holding the mattress platform in place had broken. With the platform back in place I began the process of screwing down everything and with many more screws for good measure.

Yesterday Nancy and I both started out with aching backs from all the heaving lifting from the day before, but we had to get ready to go to the store.
 
First was a stop at the Pelancho's Mexican Grill for a bite to eat.
Here is my bride of 60 years and eight months enjoying chips and salsa before our meal.


We both had the Burrito Supremo Nancy took the chicken and I had mine with steak with both of us said it was good.

After our meal we went to Walmart to do much needed shopping for groceries and other things that we had run out of.
Then it was another stop at Kroger for a few items that were a cheaper price.
By the time we got back home putting away the things we bought and the extra work the day before we were completely exhausted.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Cumberland Gap

We pulled out of Jarod and Chelsea's driveway shortly after noon time to move on down the road.

After going through the town of Danville we took route 150 which is a nice country four lane road.
This road is sometimes up and down the countryside.
As we were coming down I saw all the yellow and thought I knew what it may be but not sure.
Then as we came beside of it yes it was tobacco and by the looks of it, it will not be long until harvest time for it.
Drove through Mt. Vernon, Kentucky.
Then we were on I-75 where this big diesel blew passed me. Traffic was very heavy with large truck, cars and rv's.
Soon we were on route 25E and even though it was raining and heavy fog in spots I was glad to be off the interstate.
After four hours of driving with stops to fill up the motorhome and a lunch break we arrived at the Cumberland Gap National Park.
The campground in the park is The Wilderness Trail Campground.
We will be here for a week or so before going into Tennessee.
 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.   





Sunday, August 13, 2017

Enjoying another day

Here we are in another driveway.   This one is at the house of Jarod and Chelsea in Danville, Kentucky.
Here is their large log cabin.

Today will be our last day here and tomorrow is another moving day.
Part of the gang of fourteen that was here yesterday gathered around the table getting ready to eat.
One of the little ones enjoying the trampoline.
The inside of the house that they call a cabin is all wood with Nancy in the foreground looking like she has had a full day.
Jarod and Chelsea's house has the back yard next to the forest so every now and then a critter comes to visit.  Here is a large wild turkey walking through the yard.

We have had a good time here with the young ones.  This is our first time here with Jarod and Chelsea.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.
 

  



Saturday, August 12, 2017

Danville, Kentucky

Our time with Jackie has come to an end. As usual it was good to spend the time with Jackie she has been so good to us and as each and everyone of our family that we are visiting its just like coming back home and that is another reason we enjoy this full timing lifestyle.

But like always there is a time to get back on the road for the next stop.
we said our goodbyes yesterday and was on our way to get to Danville, Kentucky to visit the weekend with our nephew Jarod, his wife Chelsea and the four children.
But first we had to stop at the Walgreen in Winchester to pick up our prescription medicine that I had filled on line.  Also a stop at the Walmart for a much needed grocery fill up.
We then had to go to Lexington in order to take route 27 south which is a nice four lane road, just a little up and down the hill side.
This route has a lot of farm land and old barns that I like to see as each one is different with the different landscape around it.
The route takes you by the Camp Nelson National Cemetery.
We walked through the cemetery a few years back looking at the many grave sites reading the grave stone of the young men that gave their lives for our country.
This looks like a great place to eat and I bet they have fresh meat on the menu.

We did arrive at Jarod's, unhooked the car and backed the motor home down the drive way to its place for the weekend.
Vicki and Rebekah came down from Lexington for the weekend also.
We had a good spaghetti dinner that Jarod and Chelsea had prepared for us.
We had a very good visit with everyone but then it came time to come to the motor home for our medicine and rest some before going to bed.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.   


 

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Matewan, West Virginia

After living in the Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg area for 30+ years our son has moved back to Matewan, West Virginia the town in which he grew up.  He has excepted a position with the town.

Matewan is the town in which the famous Hatfield and McCoy feud took place.

The Hatfield's on the West Virginia side of the Tug River and the McCoy's  on the Kentucky side shooting at each other.
It was also the scene of a battle between the coal miners and the Baldwin Felts detective agency (hired by the coal company. They threw the miners out their houses then the miners had to live in tents. The battle led to the deaths of several people.

So Monday Nancy and I drove the 125 mile trip to visit with him and his wife Mishell.
After catching up on the news of what has happened between us it was time to have something to eat.

We had dinner at the local Mexican Restaurant and the food was really good and really filling.
Here is Joe, Nancy and Mishell walking back to the house.
I walked down the street to look in the store windows to see what has changed from when we left the area.
It was good seeing Joe and Mishell but came time for us to be on our way back. Coming back home was a tiresome drive with the rain, fog and construction work going on.

Needless to say yesterday was a resting day.  More resting for Nancy than me.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.