Happy New Year from the Road

It is Day 2 of our trip South.  We spent New Year’s Eve at the RV Park with little fanfare.  Somehow New Year’s Eve lost its cache years ago.  We began celebrating the New Year on London time (7 pm EST) when our daughter lived in London.  It was just a good excuse to celebrate early and go to sleep at our regular time.  Last night was just a pleasant evening on the road.

Today, we unhooked after it rained hard most of the night.  When we went outside, it looked like we were camping in a shallow pond.  Luckily, the rain had let up while we unhooked and hit the road.  We drove through some showers in the foothills of Tennessee but the fog held off.  I was pleased since I remember a harrowing trip with my parents, driving through heavy fog, trying desperately to see what was in front of us but being unable to stop out of fear someone would rear end us.  This trip was fine.

We are at a KOA in Sweetwater Valley, Tennessee (between Knoxville and Chattanooga).  I do not have internet availability since their computer system is down.  The office is closed and they are operating on the “honor system”, register yourself and leave payment in an envelope slipped through the mail slot in the door.  It is a nice campground…much nicer than last night…but it is raining so we are hunkering down in the trailer.  Reading and watching TV.

I am cooking Sauerkraut and Pork Roast with mashed potatoes as our traditional New Year’s meal.  The sauerkraut was canned from our garden in 2009.  Such a large crop of cabbage that we have not yet used all the kraut!

The cats are settling into the trip a bit more.  Allie, of course, makes herself at home anywhere.  We call her Snoop Nose as she has investigated every nook and cranny of the trailer.  She has even jumped into the cabinet that is four feet over the bed to make sure it met her specifications.  She rode with us in the cab of the truck today and chose to sleep in her cat carrier with the door open for most of the trip.  VeeGee is no longer hiding behind the folding couch.  She is hiding on the floor beside the bed where the mattress overhangs a  bit and hides her.  But she allows herself to be petted and will probably emerge this evening.  She tends to be more trusting after vet office hours.

 

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About Retired woman

retired, dealing with parents recent deaths, wondering what lies ahead with the health of my spouse, overall enjoying each day, love cooking, gardening, travel, Grandsons, family, small town life
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