Friday, October 24, 2014


We have been driving long distances, 250-300 miles per day in order to reach a campground in southern Alabama on the Gulf Coast.  We have reservations there for a week starting Saturday.  It's hard driving 5 1/2-6 hours per day. We take a break at lunchtime, typically at a rest stop, when we make sandwiches in our kitchen and take Auggie for a walk.  

Yesterday we traveled from New Market, Virginia to Baileyton, TN.  We have been pleased to find campgrounds that take our Passport America card which saves us 50% off a one or two night stay.  This is perfect when you want to get to a destination and just need a place to sleep, maybe run the washer and dryer, and take showers. In New Market we stayed at Endless Caverns and I was tempted to stay an extra day to see the local sights.  But our desire to get to someplace warm as quickly as possible won out!  We have been experiencing cold nights, in the 40s and 50s, and it may get as low as 30s tonight.  I had thought it would get warmer as we moved southward! Since tomorrow night we will be in (northern) Alabama, maybe we will start to see temps rise.

I was planning to spin some more during yesterday's travel, but instead I spent the trip reading "Proud Eagle" by Kathryn Ardell on my Kindle.  One of the best books I have read in a while, it was impossible to put down, even while traveling through some
gorgeous countryside.

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