Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Rantoul To Indy and Mike's Not Feeling Well

Indianapolis, IN.

52 deg. light rain, no wind.
Forecast = Rain showers in the morning with thunderstorms developing for the afternoon. High 66F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

After some early morning rain, the skies partially cleared and by the time Jim was ready to go out and start getting things ready, there was quite a bit of sun. :-)

Linda got up about 8:00 and after she finished breakfast, she and Jim started packing up in earnest. In fact, by 9:40, we were hooked up and pulling out of the campground. Actually we normally could have been ready earlier, but after sitting for 76 days, both of them had to get back in the "groove" again and get their system down again.

We took some county roads South to I-74 near St. Joseph, IL and then turned East on 74 and followed it over to Indy.  74 was in pretty good condition and we rolled right along until we got into Indiana where we had a few construction areas. The biggest one was about 35 miles West of Indy where they were resurfacing the right lane on a long stretch of road.

Once near Indy we turned South on I-465 and followed it South, around the SW part of the city. Once on the South side of Indy, we turned off on IN-37 and took it SW for about a mile and to the Lake Haven Retreat.

As far as I'm concerned, there's nothing special about this RV Park, but when you're in the Indianapolis area and you want to visit someone on the South side of the city, your choices are limited. It's an OK park but the sites are close together and you get quite a bit of road noise from Rt. 37. You get full hook-ups with cable TV and free Wi-Fi for the $30.54 fee, (and that's including the Good Sam Discount).

It was right at 12:00 CDT when we pulled into the park, so it only took us 2 hours and 20 minutes to travel the 137 miles over here.

If you remember from yesterday's post, I said that Linda's cousin, Mike was having some health problems. Well, he's not feeling well at all, so Linda and Jim didn't go over to his house. When Linda talked to Mike on the phone in the afternoon, he was still trying to get in to see a doctor. :-(

Hope your feeling better, Mike. We'll see you next time we're in the area!

Today, the plan is to head over to Cincinnati and then South into Kentucky. Linda has another cousin who lives down there.

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  1. So sorry to see you go. Take care and we will see you in 2015!

  2. Glad to see you're back on the road. Have safe travels and enjoy yourselves... you deserve it!