Thursday, July 17, 2014

Travel Day and Metropolis, Illinois

Have you been enjoying the pictures from Carter Caves State Park? I hope so. We sure had a great time.

As we were preparing to leave Carter Caves State Park one Monday it began to rain. It was raining pretty hard by the time we cranked the BoggsMobile and unhooked the utilities. I did not complain because they desperately needed the rain in that area. I put on my rain jacket and went to work.

These two pictures were taken through the windshield just before exiting the park.

Kelly Jo went ahead of me and put some gas in the Green Machine near the interstate and we hooked up by the station. We did not hook up at the campground because of the extreme curves and down hill slope getting out of there. I wish I had some pictures to show just how it is but taking pictures with one hand and driving those roads do not mix well together. You will have to take my word for it.

We had a nice smooth ride across I-64 with a little slow down a few places for construction. We had some stop and go traffic around Lexington and a little more construction on the Western Kentucky Parkway but we still made really good time.

We did so well that we stopped in Central City, Kentucky for a little Mexican food and a little fellowship with our good friends Bro. Alan and Sis. Tammy Harris. I had scoped things out the last time we preached for Bro. Harris to see if we could get the BoggsMobile near the Mexican place if we were ever passing through. It is probably less than 1/2 mile from the interstate so it is a good stopping point.

We really enjoyed the food but we enjoyed visiting with our good friends even better. It seems we never get to spend enough time with Bro. Alan and Sis.Tammy and Monday was no exception. The time flew by. Before I knew it and hour had slipped through our hands and I could feel the road pulling me along. 

I appreciate our friends taking time to meet us for a little while. We had a great time and we look forward to seeing them again soon.

One of the reasons I was feeling pulled along was that I realized I might just make it to Metropolis with plenty of light to get parked. I did not want to rush away from Carter Caves at sunrise on Monday so I figured we would take our time and get some where between Central City and Paducah and spend the night. But I had forgotten we would gain and hour going into central time and gain an hour of sunshine too.

I hate to pull in almost any place after dark but especially into campgrounds. I have done it lots of times but I never enjoy it and I try to avoid it if at all possible. I would rather spend the night in a truck stop or parking lot rather than try to squeeze in most parks after dark.

Since we were cruising along so good I called Pastor Gilbert and asked him if our spot was open Monday night and he said it was. I put the pedal to the metal. We pulled in about 7:00 with plenty of daylight. 

We absolutely love this park. They only have a few 50 amp sites and I do not think any of the sites have water or sewer. We always park in a 50 amp site that is close to a water spigot and we hook up to fill our fresh water tank. It works out great. The park is right on the Ohio River and I like to set and watch the water and the barges go by.

This is the park in the fall. 

You can see more pictures from that visit HERE.

We began revival Tuesday night and we have been having great services. We are only here for three nights so we are trying to make the best of it. Bro. and Sis. Gilbert and their folks have been so kind to us through the years and we appreciate their hospitality. We always have a good time of fellowship and enjoy God's blessings with these folks.

We have been taking pictures and I will try to post them tomorrow. God bless you all and thanks for reading.


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