Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Headin' South . . . by The Cowboy

We started our annual journey south this year with a first stop overnight in Sarnia to visit with Lorraine (sister) and Bob (brother in-law). They are always fun to be with and Bob “NEVER” fails to entertain. If it is going to happen----It is going to happen to Bob. They take us downtown to a Chinese restaurant. We park in an underground lot---go through the Mall---across the street to the restaurant. Enjoy a good meal and conversation. Then head back for home. But wait, the Mall is closed---walk a mile to the other side of the Mall. The underground garage is closed. Did I mention, Bob’s car is down there someplace? The doors are closed and locked. Is a Taxi ride in our future? Should we walk the 26 blocks back to our motorhome? Should we report Bob’s car as stolen? We may as well walk back out to the main street----but wait the EXIT door is still open to the garage-----Run-RUN FAST---Quick before it closes. Ha made it. Found the car and headed back home. Whew—“LIFE WITH BOB”. (Should write a book someday). Never a dull moment.

Didn’t get a lot of sleep that night (had to worry about the border crossing, you know) they always make you feel guilty as sin even if you have nothing to worry about. Princess is going to drive alone in the car to cross, I will bring the motorhome after she calls me and we will meet at the first “Rest Area”. RIGHT!!!!!!---I drive 2800 miles through 6 States and 25 cities with a 65’ long rig but she misses the rest area that is plugged into her GPS???????? Now understand Michigan is a VERY large State, but we find each other on the voyage and reconnect the car and we are off.
Happy as Geese in a “V”.

Normally we only drive 250 miles/day, but this is the first day and we feel GREAT—let’s hit 350. Oh but at 350 no place to stop for the night. Well it is only another short hop down the road to a place we have stayed at before, so we’re off. Another 175 miles and we arrive. Total 525miles that day and tired is not the word. Get a good night’s rest and thankful to be in Kentucky. WARM!!!
Up the next morning early (since I went to bed at 7:00pm) and down the road we go. Stop south of Memphis for the night, even if it is only 2:30 in the afternoon---forgot about the one hour time change. Another rest and relaxing time then farther south to Ashdown, AR. To shut down for a 6 night stay in a beautiful RV park. Get in some golf, shopping, Blogging and southern hospitality.
We were a bit upset about circumstances making us drive that 525 miles the first day but someone was looking after us. We missed all of that big storm, tornado’s that ripped through the area.

So for today, Princess is in the kitchen---Quiche is in my future---Good day to swing a golf club and nap.


  1. Wow that was long Day. Now in Ashdown to relax before heading back on down the road.
    Travels safely and have fun!

  2. Glad you're back on the road and looking forward to following your adventures. Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  3. Sure glad the Lord was prompting you to drive that long day so you could avoid those terrible storms.Now you can relax and enjoy.

  4. Love the story about Bob. Will have to give him a hard time next time I see him. ;) Have a safe trip.

  5. Mike says..."Real men don't eat quiche!" but she does make a good one! Have a safe trip! We are still home loading the motorhome waiting for closing papers! Love and miss you both!

    1. Tell my man Mike "Quiche" is a lot better than the "HOT TOUNGE AND COLD SHOULDER" that is served if I don't eat it. :) :) :) Get out here the water is GREAT!!!!