Friday, October 6, 2017

ON THE ROAD AGAIN….HEADED FOR HOUSTON

Thursday, October 5 – We pulled out of our summer home this morning in Canton, Ohio, with rain drops falling. When will Paul learn not to wash and wax the 5th wheel and truck before traveling. He swears it rains every time we travel. Within an hour it was pouring. Before we got out of the state of Ohio, we were in a deluge.

RAIN

It wasn’t till we crossed the Ohio River in Cincinnati that the rain finally stopped. We extended our planned stop because Paul didn't want to set-up in the rain. He, also, wanted to get past Louisville, KY, and tomorrow morning's rush hour just in case we had another day of driving in the rain.

We stayed at Grandma's RV Park just south of Louisville in Shepherdsville, KY. We've stayed here several times in the past. Nothing to write home about. The roads are gravel and the sites are gravel. The sites are very level with full hookups but we are pretty close to our neighbors. They do honor Good Sam discount which lowers the price to $30/night. Last time we stayed here (several years ago) the price was $20. Jeesh!

Grandmas RV Park

Grandmas RV Park

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Grandmas RV Park

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Grandmas RV Park

We hit the road early again on Friday morning. Both days we wanted to get to our destination and set up before the Cleveland Indians game started in the American League Playoff Series.

Day two was a much drier drive and about one hundred miles shorter. We passed into the Central Time Zone (Love it!) and arrived at our destination about lunch time. This is a nice little RV park in Denmark, TN, which is about 50 miles east of Memphis. Joy – O RV Park has about 25 sights with gravel road and level gravel sights. There is a swimming pool, but it is closed this time of year. We wouldn't use it anyway... :-) They do have a laundry room and restrooms. The owners are wonderful helpful people.  The sites are full hook-ups with 50 or 30 amp electric. Price is $27 - $30 per night. We shake our heads and pay the price. When we started RVing in 2009, we tried to stay under $20 per night. Now we've come accustomed to thirty dollar nights but certainly aren't happy about it! And we don't stay at fancy RV parks!

Joy-O RV Park

Joy-O RV Park

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Joy-O RV Park

Looking left.
Joy-O RV Park

Tomorrow we move into Arkansas and then into Texas on Sunday. We plan on arriving in Houston on Monday. 

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day. 

16 comments:

  1. We're with you! We used to set our RV park rate at $20. Now we're thrilled if we find a nice one in that range. Safe travels!!

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  2. Safe travels and hope this newest storm by passes you.

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  3. You guys have made good time!! Yes!!! We totally agree about the prices of campgrounds!! State parks have actually gotten pricey!! I remember the days of trying to stay under $20.
    We might be running from yet another hurricane tomorrow!! Looks like our plans are changing a bit!!
    Safe travels!!

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  4. I think it really hit me this summer about the price of campgrounds. I get excited when we can find someplace for $30 anymore. And we aren't fussy. Safe travels to Houston.

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  5. That timing feels right for a transition trip--not too fast but not too slow. It sounds like we maybe didn't leave the road too soon after all since we were still paying $20 a night when not boondocking.

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  6. I keep telling Kathy we can't wash the trailer before we leave or the Rain will follow us for certain.
    Now with the Solar Panels on the roof we are generally Boondocking which really helps the pocketbook.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  7. Nice to get back on the road again and you soon be in Houston.
    Now in Ontario we are lucky to find a campsite for $50.00 a night, even our provincial parks are mostly $42 a night with no hookups. That's why we love our membership parks.

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  8. In the past we generally boondocked. This year is a bit different. We are enjoying KOA parks and I rationalize that your get what you pay for. But still....

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  9. We agree about the price of rv parks. While in travel mode we try to find free stops, Truck stops and Walmarts. When we have to rv park it I rely on RV Parky to find the cheapest I can find. Just stayed in Waynesville, Mo. for $18.00 a night with full hook up.

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  10. Time sure flies! I wasn't even thinking about you leaving for the south yet, but it is Oct! I knew you were heading out at the beginning of the month. Hope the latest hurricane stays way east of Houston for your arrival! Safe travels as move on:) Go Indians!!! A nail biter last night for sure!

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  11. What was that man thinking? He should know better. . .LOL!

    Always had our budget set at $20, raised it last year to $30. . .paid $45 several times this summer out here in the west. ..yowzers. No likey!

    See you in Houston!

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  12. Be safe! Are you going to miss Nate or are you going to be driving through bands of rain?

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  13. We know that rates are higher in the northeast. We accepted that. Now seems the entire country is catching up.

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  14. Parks are certainly getting expensive. And then there will be the parks in the primo locations.

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  15. RVing has been discovered, hasn't it? RV parks seem to be making "hay" while they can. We echo others' comments about being safe while heading to Houston. We have friends who are still trying to clean up there after the hurricane. LuAnn

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