Okay, the last day of the trip!
I forgot to say on Saturday's post that it was Bike Week in Carlisle, so we saw nothing but bikers all over the Interstate and at the gas stations along the way. We passed the Carlisle grounds on 76 and I caught a glimpse of a field that was nothing but a SEA of chrome! Imagine finding where you parked your bike amid 10,000 other bikes...
I missed a good picture of the tobacco fields in Kentucky (the barns/tobacco sheds are black there, and some of the fences, too), but here is one I grabbed out of the side windows as were were going by.
We saw via The Next Exit guide that there was a Camping World in Bowling Green, and drove around a good bit trying to find it. It is well off the highway and not marked very well, but we eventually found it. It is a smaller store/service facility, but they will be moving to a new building just off the Interstate soon.
Here was another cool thing in Kentucky - racing fuel at the pump! This pump, anyway. This is the gas my racecar uses - wish we had that here in Arkansas! It was locked with a padlock to prevent people from putting it in their regular cars, I guess.
Here's a beautiful picture I got going through Kentucky. I don't have the filters and lenses to be able to capture what it really looked like (awesome!), but the pic should give you an idea.
We stopped for gas at a Sheetz and they had the neatest tanker truck I have ever seen there. Here's The Rockin' A and Elliott at Sheetz, and the cool tanker.
We saw four Airstreams/variants today, yay! The first one was about 2 p.m. on I-65 around mile marker 36 (dang - didn't write down if that was Kentucky or Tennessee!). It was a newer trailer being pulled by a champagne-colored pickup (no pic, sorry!)
As we were driving down I-65 in Tennessee, this fellow came up behind us and passed us.
As he went around, I saw the little trailer they were towing said "West Coast Sand Rails," and he was from somewhere in California. What a trip they must have had, driving an open car like that on the Interstate! I'm sure the suspension was pretty hard, whew.
The fun part of the evening was getting into Arkansas (horrible I-40, bleah!) and having the brake master cylinder start leaking. The brakes felt spongy when I was driving earlier, and Brad said they were getting worse, so we stopped about 8 p.m. at the Wal-Mart at Exit 241 to check them out and add fluid. While there, we saw an Excella that had set up camp in the parking lot. The fellow came over to talk to Brad while I ran into Wal-Mart for fluid. He and his wife were from eastern Tennessee, and he apparently worked for a large RV dealer a while back (probably retired now). They were headed for Branson, and looking forward to it. I didn't get his name.
And lastly, I barely got a picture of the little Argosy motor home that sits beside a barn along I-40. It has a little Argosy trailer behind it, but I didn't get it in the pic (I had forgotten to look for them and had to scramble for some sort of shot before they were out of range). They have been there as long as we have been travelling that way (maybe 3-4 years).
That's it! We made it home about 10:30 and checked our email after nine days on the road. The kittles, mules and donkey were all happy to see us (the horse is at a friend's and the dog was being boarded).
I hope you have enjoyed our trip! We thoroughly enjoyed spending time in The Rockin' A and are looking forward to our next voyage with him!