Sunday, August 25, 2013

Rantoul To Goreville and Tweaking The Trip Plan

Goreville, IL.

65 deg. clear, no wind.
Forecast = Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 90F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Both Jim and Linda were up early, (neither one of them have been sleeping to well lately), so by 9:05, Jim had Bobbie T unhooked from the electric, pulled out of the site, had CLT hooked to the back of her and we were pulling out of the Prairie Pines Campground.

From Rantoul, we got on I-57 and just stayed on it all the way down here to Goreville, IL., and the Hilltop Campground. We made one "pit stop" at a rest area along the way, and by 1:15 we were pulling up in front of the office.

It was 214 miles down here and it took us 4 hours and 20 minutes.

The Hilltop CG seems like a very nice park for an overnight stay. The rates are reasonable, $22.00 for a 30 amp full hook-up, pull-through site. Ron, the man in the office was very friendly and when Jim asked for a site with some shade, made sure we had a site that Jim was happy with. The CG seems to be very well maintained. The grass is mowed and the trees and bushes are trimmed so that they don't rub on the RVs.

In fact, I wouldn't mind staying here for a few days if we had more time.

As we were traveling yesterday, Linda and Jim were discussing what they needed to do at the house when we arrive down there. They'll need to get all the food and most of the clothes out of Bobbie T and move them into the house, along with a bunch of other stuff. There's no TV or Microwave oven at the house so they'll have to go shopping for those items. They'll also need to shop for some bedding, and by the time we get there, laundry will definitely need to be done.

Jim's been doing some "tweaking" on the trip plan down to Florida, and now it looks like we may not get to DeBary until Friday. There were a couple of days that we would have traveled farther than we normally do, and because there's really no great hurry to get down there, Jim rearranged the stops along the way so that we'll be able to travel our normal 3 to 4 hours a day.

Did you know that today is "Kiss and Make Up Day"?


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