|Warm at Last!|
|Saturday, 17 January 2004 00:00|
After we left the paint shop in Bremen, Indiana last night around 6:00 p.m., we drove as far south as Rick could handle, and settled into our bed at a rest stop north of Louisville, Kentucky at 10:30 p.m. There was freezing rain in the forecast for the whole area and we just wanted to get away from it as soon as we could. We were up at 5:30 a.m. and just started driving until we got south of Louisville where we stopped and showered and had our breakfast.
We stopped at a Wal-Mart between Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee. I was very excited just to be able to walk over to the store without a heavy coat on: it was 11C (51.8F). As we headed south, we could only feel sorry for the RVer's heading north, back to the cold. It was a drizzly day but to us it was gorgeous. Even though we didn't experience the frigid temperatures of Ontario, when you live in an RV, anything below zero is not welcome and with the exception of a few days, we had been living in below zero since mid-October.
We usually listen to XM radio, however today we finally decided to listen to a CD that Steve Gaston, our web page designer gave us before we left Ontario. Steve is in a band, Honey Ears (he has since gone solo). We had no idea that he was even in a band and certainly had never heard of this one. The CD consisted of six, mostly original songs, which they recorded one summer day in Hawkestone in front of a live audience. If anyone reading this has the opportunity to obtain this CD, we highly recommend it. Their songs have a similar humour to those of The Barenaked Ladies, however their music is very unique. Well done to Steve and the rest of the band and THANK YOU for giving us this CD.
Tonight we are staying at a campground in Perry, Georgia. It is really nice, quiet and was easy to get to. We are going to get caught up on laundry so that we can do "the clothing exchange". This summer, Rick lined a compartment below in the RV basement area with cedar so that we could store our seasonal unneeded clothes in a critter free area. It is time to make the long-awaited swap. We will be so glad to put away our sweaters, cords, boots and heavy jackets hopefully for a long time!