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  • Writer's pictureInger and Jeff Latreille

Two New States!

~Wednesday, April 14, 2021~

Day 304 (Travel Day)

Heading to Bardstown, KY (the perfect mid-way point between Mahomet, IL and the Great Smoky Mountains). Hank and Billie Jean have been reunited folks, and they seem happy. Since we only have a 4-hour drive ahead, and checkout wasn’t until noon, we weren’t in a big hurry to hit the road.

We stopped by the kid’s place for our goodbye’s which is never easy, but take solace in the fact we’ll be back to see them after our visit in Wisconsin, sometime over the summer. We just hope those grandkids don’t change too much before then.

Tin Cup RV Park was a nice stay these past few weeks but would definitely choose a different site when we return over the summer, one with less highway noise and more grass. What really matters though, is our precious family time which we have greatly missed while being on the road. It was great to see Hannah and Devin’s new place and get the vibe of the area and think it was a good choice for them to move to Illinois, closer to Devin’s family. Here’s to their new beginnings! For now, our family is quite spread out, but hope one day, we will all be in closer proximity to each other.

The drive through Indiana and Kentucky was beautiful, especially with the Spring blooms against those rolling green hills. Along the way, we saw the Jim Beam American Stillhouse in Clermont, KY. It is situated in quite the beautiful setting and hope while we’re here, to do a tour and a little bourbon tasting. The campground kiosk at My Old Kentucky Home Campground, was closed when we arrived, so we just made ourselves at home at our pre booked site #18.

Since we booked this place last minute due to not knowing exactly how much time we needed for truck repairs in Illinois, we’re lucky we got a spot, period. When we booked this campsite, we already knew it would be a challenge, not so much backing into, but leveling out the trailer. One thing being at this site taught us is that when you’re on a slight downward slope toward the street, don’t have the trailer tires on gravel, even with the chocks in, which is where we ended up the first time setting things up. We hadn’t completely unhitched, so we decided to move the trailer forward a bit to be on asphalt….a much more secure ground.

With an exhausting day of driving, and a changed time zone of about an hour ahead, we opted for a Trader Joe’s frozen dinner and a movie. Night, night 😴

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