Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Dodging The Rain From Rantoul To Lakeville Indiana

Lakeville, IN.

72 deg. light fog, no wind.
Forecast = Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 86F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Even though we had fairly far to go, (for us), we didn't leave Rantoul until 10:00 yesterday morning. The reason was, that Jim was watching the radar and was waiting for a rain storm to pass to North of Rantoul. Once the rain had passed through the area, we pulled out of the Prairie Pines CG and headed North on I-57.

We took 57 up to Gilman, Il. where we turned off on US 24 and headed East towards Indiana. The 2 lane road was in good condition and we made good time through Eastern Illinois and Western Indiana.

All along 57 and 24, we had sprinkles on Bobbie T's windshield but hardly enough to run the wipers. That changed however, after we turned North on US 31, (a little East of Logansport at Peru). The further North we went the heavier the rain became  and by the time we got up to around Rochester and Plymouth, it was raining really hard. A little North of Plymouth, the rain did let up, however, and by the time we arrived in Lakeville, it was just sprinkling again. : )

In Lakeville, we turned West for about a mile on IN. Rt 4 and then North for a little way on Maple Rd. That, brought us here to the Beaver Ridge Family Campground.

It was 3:20 Eastern time when we pulled up in front of the office, so, taking into consideration the time zone change, we traveled 198 miles in 4 hours and 20 minutes.

Beaver Ridge is a nice CG. Nothing fancy but well maintained with 30 Amp electric and water in the pull-through site that we're in. This is a Passport America Park and well worth the $15.30 for the night.
The first photo is of the office, across the street from  us and down just a little.

The swimming pool which is almost directly across the street.

A view of our site and the street.

We're just staying for the one night, because this morning, Bobbie T has an appointment to get the slide repaired.

Oh, speaking of the slide. Jim's blocking seems to have worked. From Rantoul to up here in Lakeville, it did move out about 1/2 inch early in the trip, but hasn't moved any since then.

Today, we'll be heading up to Middlebury  and to Fox RV. We're supposed to be there sometime between 9:00 and 10:00, so I imagine that we'll be leaving here around 8:30 or 9:00.

Did you know that Indiana's shoreline with Lake Michigan is only 40 miles long, but Indiana is still considered a Great Lakes State?


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