Well it’s time to wrap up this long series of blogs about our 2011 road trip to California from Ontario… We still had 10 days to go but won’t bore you with the details of the remaining stops:
- Branson, MO – saw Patsy Cline Story and Eagles live review shows
- Hodgenville, KY – visited birthplace of Abraham Lincoln
- Paducah, KY – love this historic water front town on the Ohio River
- Bardstown, KY – visited Thomas Merton’s gravesite at the Abbey of Gethsemani
- Morgantown, WV – went to our namesake town – very steep hills
- Gettysburg, PA – hiked the most famous of ACW battlefield sites on a sunny day
The night we were camping in My Old Kentucky Home S.P. we were woken by a loud horn sound at 4:30 am. Not knowing what it meant, we looked out the window and saw people running toward the nearest brick building! We figured we should join them and we did on the double. Welcome to tornado alley. The next day we were camping in the Kentucky Horse S.P. when another tornado alarm went off at 8:30 am. We spent the next 90 min huddled in the brick washroom with others as we listened to the radio telling us exactly where the tornado was touching down. Drama for sure!
We arrived safely home on May 1 after two months on the road: 22 States and over 13,000 km – our signature Roadtrek trip. We moved out of our family home in Ottawa just three weeks later and spent the next 3.5 months living in our trecker at the lovely Breezy Hill Camping Park while we waited for our new Arnprior home to be finished. Highly recommend the Class B motorhome lifestyle if you like to travel and have the time. Thanks for rambling with us!