It’s a big drive for this Big Rig!

Normally when we drive to Florida, it takes about 24 hours to get to South central Florida. However with this big load we are hauling over the Appalachian mountain range, we are taking things a bit easily.We decided to take I-65 part of the way hoping for good roads and more gentle Hills. But first we deeked around Detroit to end up on I-75 near Monroe, Michigan where the highway was absolutely terrible!! We breathed a huge sigh of relief when hit Ohio! Poor boat.We carried on along the relatively flat Ohio farmlands and amused ourselves with tales from the very informative “Along I-75” book. The author has travelled this route to Florida and the book is full of great info about all sections of this route.We deeked around Cincinnati too and to our surprise, ended up in a corner of Indiana! We crossed the Ohio River and bam….We were in Kentucky!So began our journey into the American South… Where food is often battered and deep fried. Gravy is a legitimate side dish and grits are derigeur for breakfast. Grits are like Cream of wheat by the way. 😉We were kicked out a rest stop in Tennessee as the fellow suspected we were there to sleep for a bit. He was right but still…After two days of driving we arrived at a favourite campground just beside I-10 near Madison, the Ragan Family Campground. Lots of big camper parking under big old live oaks and friendly staff. UT was a Yogi Bear Park before and carvings with Yogi and friends are still in the old stumps.After a great sleep in the boat, onward we roll!

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Sailing (and other) adventures of Carleen and Jim often featuring us sailing or racing our trailerable trimarans.
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