Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Indiana To Kentucky and The Oak Creek Campground

Walton, KY.

45 deg. clear, no wind.
Forecast = Some clouds this morning will give way to generally sunny skies for the afternoon. High 69F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

When Jim woke up about 6:00 EDT yesterday morning. it was raining and it sure didn't look good for preforming the outside tasks to get Nora ready to travel. Jim hadn't unhooked Big RED from Nora, but there was still the water, electric and cable TV cord to deal with. And of course, the stabilizer jacks and the front tongue jack had to be retracted.

So, Jim drank some coffee, watched some news and weather on TV, had something to eat, and then about 8:30 woke Linda up.

I guess Linda has a "magic touch" because almost as soon and she got up, the rain slacked off and in about 1/2 hour it stopped almost completely!!! ;-) Well, by 9:30 we were pulling out of the CG and were heading back to I-465 under partly sunny skies. 465 took us around the South side of Indy and over to I-74, heading SE towards Cincinnati.

We made good time on 74, with only a few small construction zones. Once we crossed into Ohio, we turned South on I-275 which took us down to the South side of the Cincinnati and to I-75. Heading South on 75 brought us down into Kentucky and to the Oak Creek Campground near Walton.

It was 11:50 when we pulled up in front of the office, so it took us 2 hours and 20 minutes to travel the 136 miles over here.

The Oak Creek CG is much more to our liking.

There's lots of trees and good paved or gravel roads throughout the CG.

There's a cute playground for the kids,

Open pull-through sites

Shady back-in sites like site #17, that we're in.

Some have a nice wooden decks with picnic tables, (with a friendly kitty included).

And, of course, there's Oak Creek. ;-)

We had some heavy rain most of the afternoon, but it and the storms that passed just to the south of us moved on by about 4:00. That gave Jim and Linda a chance to take Big RED for a nice drink of #2 diesel fuel and stop at a Waffle House Restaurant to have breakfast for dinner.

Today, we'll be heading down I-74 to Berea, KY. to see Rick, (another of Linda's cousins). Berea is only about an hour and a half South of here, so I don't expect we'll be leaving here very early. In fact, Jim and Linda thought about heading on down there yesterday, but the weather wasn't looking good and we're not pressed for time.

Did you know that the first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant owned and operated by Colonel Sanders is located in Corbin, KY?


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