Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Saturday, October 17 – We hit the road about 8:00 a.m. Heading through Columbus, Cincinnati, and stopping for the night at Crittenden, KY. Now looky there. Bella has found herself a front row seat.

We stayed at the Cincinnati South Campground. Had a large pull-through site away from the others. The campground host was great. Really friendly and helpful. It was an uneventful day. Pretty farm scenery. Only disadvantage…the campground was next to a railroad. Yes, trains all night lone. It sure got COLD that night!

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Sunday, October 18 – We were on our way again at 8:00 a.m. We headed to an Escapees Campground (Escapees is a club we belong to representing full-time RVers like ourselves.) located in Heiskell, TN which is just outside Knoxville, TN $15 per night.....not bad! Everyone again was very friendly. Parking was a bit closer here. Hit the Walmart…again…for more odds and ends and finally some groceries. Another very cold night!!! It is almost like being in Ohio…LOL

Monday, October 19 – Sooooo much warmer today. We visited the Great Smokey Mountains today. The scenery was beautiful. This here is God Country! We went hiking on the Appallacian Trail in the SNOW!! Yep, you read that right, there was snow on the ground, although it wasn't really cold.The Clingmans Dome was closed due to toooo much snow.

That's one of those “Bucket List” things I've always wanted to do! We thought kids had school this time of year…you couldn’t prove it by being here. Tons of families with kids of all ages. What’s that all about?!? We thought we would drive by Dollywood on the way home but surprise, surprise....you couldn't see a thing without paying......good ole' American’s free enterprise.

Once, back to the motor home it was time for Bella (our cat) to go on her hike in the woods. She actually walks and runs down the trail on her leash. It is hallarious. She even stops and drinks cold water from the stream. She's a pretty good hiker......LOL

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Tuesday, October 20 – Relaxation Day! Made a trip to Lowe's. Get this....they are still selling lawn mowers. NO SNOW BLOWERS in site...WOW! They still have pansies and mums for sale. I think we are in heaven...LOL   We're hanging around the Motor Home and taking care of miscellaneous business things.....like the blog!  We washed the RV and car. One of the benefits of being an Escapee member and staying at one of their campgrounds is that you can wash your RV and car at your site. This is not permitted at most other campgrounds. All nice and pretty now.