Friday we were able to get Winnie in to General RV to have the outlet in the bathroom replaced, along with the dinette slide out cleaned, adjusted and lubricated. Hopefully we are all done with needed repairs for a while.
Saturday was spent with family. I have mixed feelings about leaving. I am anxious to get going and see what we can see and enjoy our retirement, but I will really miss my weekends with family and all the other times together.
Day 1: Sunday morning in Michigan was cold. We got up early so that we could get on the road and begin our new adventure. After packing up and getting the motorhome ready for travel, it was time to hook up the car to the motorhome. We had only done it the once when we bought the hitch. Would we remember how to do it this time? As it turned out, we knew what needed to be done, but couldn’t figure out how to accomplish it. We called our grandson Tristan who came right over to help. He showed his grandpa what to do and how to do it. It just takes some muscles and a little luck. Tristan was able to help grandpa get us all hooked up and on our way. Thanks Tristan. I don’t know what we would have done without him.
We then went to breakfast with Tristan and his mom, our daughter, Melissa. We said our goodbyes and were on our way. The adventure begins.
Our goal was to make it at least half way to our daughters in Kentucky for the night. As we were only looking for a place to sleep and then head out early in the morning, I decided we would try stopping at a Wal-Mart for the night. We stopped in Middletown, Ohio which was 262 miles total for the day. We arrived a little after 4pm. There were already a number of truckers stopped for the night. After we found a place to park, we went into Walmart for a few items and to get something to eat. When we got back another motorhome was parked for the night too. I felt completely safe and comfortable there. It was a busy Walmart but it did quiet down in the evening. It was a free and convenient place to stop. I think we may do it again.
Loving the lifestyle.
Until next time,