Thursday, October 18, 2018

Floatin' down the road....

8:14 am - Thursday - October 18th - Lexington, KY - 36º F, 80% humidity, wind 4 mph out of the east by northeast.......partly cloudy with a forecast high today of 56º F.  Coldest night we have spent on the road in almost 5 weeks since we left Southwest Harbor, ME!  All three gas heaters are rocking right now.  Got down to 50º F inside.  We roll our wheels for Campbellsville, KY and Amazon in two hours!

Wednesday was the nicest driving day we have had in a week.....no wind, no rain, mostly flat highways, and lots of sun.  We were on the road by 11 am looking forward to our drive into Lexington, KY.  We only had 95 miles to cover, and the 90+ minutes it took us to float down the road to the Cabela's on the east side of Lexington passed quickly.......



......once we parked, we were people on a mission.  We were dressed, and had the VW out within 30 minutes......first stop?  A Trader Joe's about 8 miles distant.  This is the first Trader Joe's with wine, beer and 'spirits' we have seen in literally 6 months......

 Safely ensconced at Cabela's

.....knowing we would be in Campbellsville for the next 8+ weeks, which happens to be in a 'dry' county, we stocked up on all the liquor and wine essentials.  Once that mission was accomplished we headed back to the coach to disgorge our alcoholic booty, then drove over to COSTCO, which is just on the other side of the parking lot from Cabela's....does it get any better?  COSTCO and Trader Joe's in one day!

By the time we put away all the groceries, and TLE had broken down the two rotisserie chickens she had purchased at COSTCO it was nearing 3 pm, and time for a nap for moi.  My cold is getting better each day, but still leaves me feeling tired and in need of a nap by mid afternoon whether I have been driving, or not.

Game five of the NLCS between my L.A. Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers began at 5:05 pm, and we were right there in front of the TV for every single pitch and out.  Clayton Kershaw started a little shakily for the Dodgers giving up a run in the top of the 1st inning, but he settled down and retired the last 13 batters he faced in a row.  Meanwhile the Dodgers tied the game in the bottom of the 5th, and then went on to score 4 more runs in the bottom of the 7th inning.  They ended up winning 5-2 and now it is back to Milwaukee for game 6 up three games to two in the series. Boston won the nightcap over the Astros to go up 3 games to 1.

We were in bed by 10 pm, looking forward to Thursday, and our arrival in Campbellsville.  Our 5 weeks of wandering have come to an end, and we are ready to sit still for a while.  If we were still on the job at Smuggler's Den we would still have 5 days to go before the end of the season, but we are not.  The last 10 weeks have been amazing, and we would not trade the experiences we have had for anything.

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