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Thursday, December 2, 2010

We Are On The Move


We pulled out of Paducah, Kentucky early this morning, and drove for about 300 miles.  We are spending the night in a small little place outside of Brinkley, Ark., just off of Interstate 40.  It is not a place I would recommend.  It is very run-down, and right after we hooked up to the electric, I started smelling something like an electrical fire.  We unplugged everything that wasn’t absolutely necessary.   The smell went away, so hopefully we got it.  This is the Heritage Inn motel and RV Park.  Avoid it at all costs.


Want to thank my newest follower for coming along for the ride.  Thanks Karen; I couldn’t find a site for you, but if you have one, please share it with me and I will post it.


We had a bit of trouble getting the tires put on the truck.  They arrived right when they were supposed to, and I had set up an appointment with Wal * Mart for 7:00 a.m. the next day.  I talked to them twice on the day the tires arrived, explained the size and type of truck, but when Donnie took it in to have the tires put on, they refused to do it.  Luckily my brother-in-law, Mark knew of another place to get it done, and they took us right in.  What a blessing they were.  They also told us that Wal * Mart does big trucks like ours all the time.  He also told us that nobody really likes doing them because they are a pain in the butt, but apparently someone at Wal * Mart just didn’t want to mess with it.  All turned out in the end and the new place charged us the same as Wal * Mart would have.


I hope to be able to blog on the way to Texas, but getting wifi at some of these Parks is a little iffy.


We had a lot of fun at Dot and Mark’s in Paducah, well actually Symsonia, Kentucky.  We stayed in Paducah, but they live in a small town outside of Paducah.  Dottie cooked us lots of good food, and we watched several good Western movies.  Of course we all reminisced about my brother, Boone.  We laughed, we cried; it’s all part of the grieving process.


Tomorrow we will drive to Texarkana, Ark.  It is right on the border to Texas.  I’m sure there is probably a better route to our destination, but we enjoy this route, and we don’t have to be in a hurry.  I think the trip tomorrow is closer to 200 miles, so won’t take as long.  We are both pooped today, and will probably grab something to eat, watch a little TV, then jump in bed.


I will blog again as soon as possible. :)


Gail Durham said...

Get some rest and enjoy Texas!

Karen and Al said...

Hi! My blog is set up at http://wishuponanrvstar.blogspot.com/
We haven't started out yet: getting ready! Departure day is 3/26/11. I'm enjoying finding everyone's blogs and reading about your travels. I am glad to get any tips and helpful hints that I can! Thanks!


Vera said...

Glad to see that you are starting to have better days. Enjoy your drive and post when you can.

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Pidge, first thing to do in a park like that is plug a digital volt meter into the pedestal, that will tell you what you are going to be feeding into the RV. A lot of old parks have low voltage. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

John and Ellen said...

Enjoy you time in Texas. Sounds like you could use some rest and relaxation.

Rick and Paulette said...

Maybe WalMart wouldn't install your tires because they weren't Chinese?? Glad to see that you're almost in Texas!

Judy and Emma said...

Where are you heading after Texarkana? Can't remember your destination. :( If you're heading down to I-10 from there, let me know. Maybe we could meet for lunch or something. :)

Sue and Doug said...

safe travels as you head towards Texas!!..glad to see you back blogging!

Ali said...

Thanks for the update and what a great gift from your nephew and his family. They are a beautiful family too!

Be safe on the road.