Monday, March 23, 2015

Road tripping again!

It’s been a long time since I updated so it will be hard to catch up in a few short sentences.  However, time at home between Phoenix and now pasted quickly as time can do when doing routine chores.  Not much of interest to write about but all of a sudden the trip to North Carolina was upon us and, that is exciting to write about.  So, here we go.

Our plan was to leave at noon on St Patrick’s Day, but it was three o’clock in the afternoon when I checked my watch driving up the driveway. The PW is headed east to visit Kim, Marc, Aaron, Adam and Evan.  They moved the first of the year and this will be the first time we visit them and their new home and city.

Despite the late start, we drove seven hours which took us to Mt. Vernon Illinois, a goal because that is where we drop south into Tennessee.  We brought our bikes with us this trip so The Cumberland River Trail at Ashland City, just outside of Nashville, seemed like a good break.  And, it was.  We didn’t ride the entire length but had to be close.  It was probably at least ten miles at that.


IMG_2212   This is a beautiful trail in the early spring.  We could only imagine how pretty it would be in the fall.

We had a goal of Ashville for this night, but came up short.  We didn’t want to wind down through the Smoky Mountains in the dark.

Thursday we pretty much kept the peddle to the metal with only a short stop at a Pawn Shop in Pittsville North Carolina.  We arrived at 132 Hamilton Hedge Place just as the kids were arriving home from school.  So good to see them.

Sleepiness has caught up with me so out and about around Cary and Jordan Lake will have to wait until tomorrow.









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