Happy Thanksgiving! Like a lot of folks, our holiday was filled with family and food. And then we repeated it on Sunday at a bountiful buffet brunch at a wonderful old 1923 school building that has been restored for display and for use for special events. This special event was called Christmas with 2 of our kids and 5 of our grandkids! The time was short but it was good to have them all together.
Monday morning came early - - well, that and we woke up early! Last minute chores and packing done, we rendezvoused with our dear friends, Bud & Carol at our designated Kroger parking lot and off we went. We got in line with the “go to work group” of drivers and wound thru and around all the orange barrels and lane changes of the I 475 construction. No Problem! We forged ahead to Rt 68 and breakfast at a good truck stop restaurant in Mt Victory. NO PROBLEM - and so far we had only missed one turn! H checked the wheel temps on the trailer – all 4 were fine and the truck was doing great! On to the Columbus bypass, Rt 270 and the rain started. NO PROBLEM! South on Rt 23 to Circleville, where we stopped for gas. It was still raining and the wheel was now smoking. (See blog from our return home trip from Florida last spring). We sent B&C on to Kentucky ahead of us and we hunted for a repair shop. We finally found Barnitz Automotive Shop in a tiny town called Kingston and he got us right in. Barney works out of his home garage and we parked in his circular driveway, next to his home and just in front of his 3 bay garage for the night. No one close had the parts we needed so H and I drove back up to Columbus to the Redneck Trailer Supply so Barney could repair the wheel in the morning. While the two men worked on the injured trailer together, his wife Fran and I got acquainted.
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We have finally made it to the campground on Jekyll Island and are parked next to B&C again! We’ve now toured the island and enjoyed all the Thomas Kincaid Christmas lights of the historic areas. We’ve been here before but it was fun showing our friends the sights!