Friday, March 29, 2013 (Day 53)–Home, Sweet, Home

It was raining this morning so I delayed leaving the RV Park until 10:00am to wait for the rain to pass.  This was another day I was glad to have my Sloggers rain shoes along.  I wear them when I hitch and unhitch.  Today I was standing in puddles of water an inch or more deep while it rained and my feet stayed dry.  They are also great in the mud and easily washed off.

I drove in gentle rain for about an hour.  At Mountain Grove, MO I pulled off to visit a friend for an hour.  I stopped in Springfield, MO for something to eat and then pushed on to arrive home about 8:00pm. I stopped by my parents house for a few minutes to see them and Kevin who was visiting for the weekend.  I drove 425 miles today.

One thing I did not mention earlier…..I definitely would have visited Washington, DC, Nashville, TN and Memphis, TN if I had not already visited those places twice before.

So……I drove a total of 6653 miles on the trip.  I looked back at the trip I took last fall and I drove 6640 miles then….that is wild to be so close without any planning.

I spent 52 nights in 27 different campgrounds/RV parks in 9 states.

Arkansas – 1 night

Louisiana – 4 nights

Alabama – 3 nights

Florida – 24 nights

Georgia – 3 nights

South Carolina – 9 nights

North Carolina – 6 nights

Tennessee – 1 night

Kentucky – 1 night

I definitely got a lot more experience in backing up the trailer (which I needed) on this trip and I am much faster on hitching and unhitching.

I enjoyed the journey and I am very happy to have had the opportunity to make the trip.  I am now going to be concentrating on finding a job and getting back to the real world.

EggCamper Chick Gayle Smile

#97 – Thursday, March 28, 2013 (Day 52)–Pigeon Forge, TN to Paducah, KY

Sevierville and Pigeon Forge basically just run together and Gatlinburg is five miles further.  I drove thru all three this morning.  Gatlinburg is very picturesque and very compact.  It is very walkable.  Parking is an issue in Gatlinburg and expensive.  Traffic was congested today.  I can only imagine what it is like in peak times.

Pigeon Forge and Sevierville are more like Branson.  You either take the trolley or drive.



I left Pigeon Forge about 12:30pm today.  I drove 365 miles to Paducah, KY.  I ran into traffic congestion in Nashville today and again just 20 miles from Paducah.  Arrived at Duck Creek RV Park, Paducah, KY about 7:30pm.  It is central time zone here so it is actually 6:30pm.

I am 412 miles from home.   I hope to sleep in my real house tomorrow night.