Friday, August 9, 2019

On The Road Again

We had a great revival at Anchor of Hope and I posted the Revival In Pictures yesterday. We had grand intentions of hitting it early Thursday and getting on the road by 11:00. We did hit it early, but leaving early seemed out of reach and it was. It was 2:10 PM before we rolled.

We made it away from the Ranch and we made it out of Ohio, but we did not make it much farther than that. The BoggsMobile and Tent Trailer pulled out of the drive and we hit Cincinnati traffic at a pretty good time.

We were sailing south on I-71 toward Lousiville when Kelly Jo did a random check of the traffic in Louisville. Ruh Roh Shaggy! There was a major slow down on the south side of Louisville and there was a very bad wreck on I-71 before we could even get to the bypass.

The time lost on that slowdown went from 17 minutes to over 90 minutes in a very short time according to Google Maps and Waze. It was time to get off the road. We stopped at the Love's in Sparta, Kentucky and found a place to park and thought we would wait it out.

Then we discovered that the Speedco in Pendleton, Kentucky was open again after being closed for several years. We needed an oil change so we drove a few more miles to Pendleton and exited the interstate just before the major red on the interstate.

We pulled in, dropped the trailer and they got us right into the bay. The oil change went pretty good it seems and we were out in about an hour. It is actually not quite time for our actual oil change, but we are changing it early as a follow up to the trouble we had earlier in the year. In fact, I meant to do it earlier, but I found myself up in the northeast and could not find a place that would change it.

They captured an oil sample for me and I will mail it today.

Kelly Jo had been watching Google Maps the whole time and there were several more accidents on the Lousiville bypass. Ouch!

By the time we hooked back up to the trailer and pulled out the traffic was much better, but it was after 6:00 and we were wearing out. We found a parking spot across the street at Pilot and that is where I am typing this late Thursday evening.

Our plan is to leave early this morning and go directly to Central City after a fuel stop.

Odie took some screenshots from her security camera as we prepared to leave Thursday.

The bus is out of the barn.

The bus is turned around and backing up to the trailer.

Loading the car.

The trailer is hooked up and the car is loaded.

Closing the barn door.

The truck is moved around behind, the barn doors are closed and we are ready to go.

That is all for today. Thank you for taking the time to join us.


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