Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Head ‘em up, Move ‘em out!

This morning was a leisure break in camp.  No hurry because we only plan on traveling 2-300 miles today.

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The coach is out from under her cover and Sherry is backing it in place for me to hook it up for towing.

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I tell you, when a person dies (or leaves) the body ain’t cold before someone wants your parking spot. Mark has already backed his truck under the carport

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Saying good by to his mama.  Shirl also came over but I did not have camera in hand. She  brought  some bugs (off her squash) and some jokes. for our traveling entertainment.

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I have made a spot for Stella’s entertainment stuff: Clicking lawnmower, red wagon, bike and her Disney characters. She will be living here when we pass back thru headed for Florida. (To the left is Luke’s Studio efficiency)

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Car is ready to tow. all umbilical's loose, step in, Antenna down…..

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And we are on the road….My captain Bear and Sailor jack leading the way on the dash.
I bought cherries for the trip. I love cherries in season, and they are easy to eat as you drive.

Leaving NC on I-77 into Virginia some great valley views.

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As always scanning for a great view or a classic car.  Barns are also a ‘thing’ of mine.  I love rustic or distinctly different ones.

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Looking down at another bridge over the New River.

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All of a sudden the traffic came to a crawl So I had a chance to snap a dam I had never seen traveling this road.

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Below is the point where we crossed under    I-77 to get get over to the Shenandoah's. If you look closely you will see a white blaze on the telephone pole in the center. The white blaze marks the AT.

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Oh the hold up for about 15 miles we traveled at less than 10mph. Here is the blockage.

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Those look like chicken cages, but they were for turkeys.  Evidently the driver lost control they had brought in a crane to try to right things. I hate to see these things, you know a lot of folks days are ruined. Just hope there were no one injured badly.

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We drove only 250 miles, coming to rest in Lexington, VA.  Home of The Virginia Military Institute.

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There was definitely time to relax at 5 mph. This is our home for the night.

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As I have said before, there are NO bad views or ‘uninteresting’ drives. We love them all whether plains, desert, coastal or mountains, there is always ‘that’ part of the trip that says, man this is it.

We consider every trip an adventure, so this trip to the northeast is one more.

Thanks for coming along with us, I love the company.

Nite Shipslog

PS:

Although we have traveled these same roads many times, the NC and VA mountains are always a thrill.

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We enjoyed one of these, except ours was pink (or earth) and white.  Also a great family car.

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We were passed by Hendricks racing team. I could have taken them easily, but I did not want to show off, they might need another driver soon.

13 comments:

betty said...

Thanks for sharing your adventures with us, Jack and Sherry! Looks like pretty country you passed through today! Good to for a "short" day of travel to get back into the swing of things with life on the road :)

betty

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Did you beep and wave as you went by me...?

Paula said...

Already enjoying this first leg of the journey. Thanks for sharing.

Mevely317 said...

Loving the scenery!

Chatty Crone said...

So how do you find a place to stay if you don't make it as far as you planned.

And off you are - have fun.

bonney knox said...

Nice views. Camp looks relaxing.

shirl72 said...

Beautiful scenery..looks like a
pleasant drive. When I came over
I was going to get Mark and both
of us stand in the road and cry
because you were leaving us.

Hope you have a good trip and I will
be here when you return....

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I do enjoy your travel pictures. Looks like you are having some really nice weather too. It must be a good feeling being back on the road. I wish you both a happy and safe adventure !

Rick Watson said...

Y'all have fun and travel safe. I love that part of the country.

Glenda said...

Looks like a good trip so far, happy you avoided get hit by a flying turkey cage! I worked one summer in Staunton VA and love that part of the country as well. Be Safe!

Lucy said...

You look so relaxed Jack and Sherry. Love the pictures. It is good to just relax, I bet. I know you will be missed but I know this is what you both love. Be safe and happy.

Cindi said...

Lol...Hendricks team. I'm so glad we're are allowed to see you're journey. Thx for sharing..Safe travels.

TARYTERRE said...

Looks like you're finding some nice places to hang your hat. ENJOY the ride.