Friday, December 5, 2008


It's December and Harry is VERY anxious to be on the road - heading south to warm weather.

Out of the door in Michigan at 9am, Thursday, December 4th with our 1st stop at Bennett's Orchard to pick up a gallon of fresh apple cider to take south with us! We had few problems on our 1st day of our journey other than getting used to driving the little green burro (the Jeep!)which was loaded to the hilt with books, gifts,a generator and a 2 hrspwr outboard that smelled of gasoline. We stopped for the night just south of Lexington Kentucky at the Ft Boonesbourgh State Park. Daniel Boone's name seems to be on every plaque in the park. Harry says in the state!

We remembered what we forgot! The garment bag in Harry's closet which has our good dress clothes! Thanks be to Dave and UPS - they will be shipped to Dick and Sharon's home in Ocala - just in time for the Christmas events!

Friday was crisp- 19 degrees crisp but no snow and no fog. Norris Lake State Park, just north east of Clinton Tennessee where son Steve lives, was open but no facilities. We did see 4 deer sauntering thru the campground tho! Final resting place for tonight is Fox Hill Campground in Clinton and will be seeing Steve and family tomorrow. We get to unload those 7 1/2 bags of encyclopedias that he asked us to bring down! Saturday we plan on visiting the WWII Manhattan Project Museum in Oakridge, Tn Its called the Secret City where 80,000 people worked on the atomic bomb. There has also been talk of touring the plant where Steve works. Sunday morning we'll be pulling out and heading farther south.