Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Upwards and Onwards

On the day before leaving Nashville I took advantage of the laundry across the street from us.  While in there two of the maintenance men came in to replace the fluorescent tubes and as they stood there, each with a long white tube in their hands facing one another, I began to softly hum the theme song from Star Wars.

I wasn't sure they got it until one of the men turned to me and in his best Darth Vader voice said "I am NOT your father!".

I finished my laundry before they came back to complete their repair job, as they needed to make a run to Home Depot.  I had planned a rousing rendition of "You light up my life" as soon as the bulbs flickered back on.  Oh well.  Their loss.

We pulled out of Nashville this morning and landed in Marian IL for the night.  Got a pull thru for easy in and out. They have cable hookups, so we didn't even have to mess with the Tailgater.  I did about an hour and a half of the driving and even with the gusts of wind found it actually relaxing.  This was the first time I've felt totally at ease behind the wheel of the beast...and it was a good feeling.

We'll keep our drives short, usually under 200 miles to make the day more enjoyable, so we'll have two more stops to make before arriving in Holmen on April 15th.  There's no sense hurrying as the park doesn't open until then.

Long Live the Queen of the Road 


  1. Well, you are in Flatland (Illinois), that helps with feeling that driving is more stable. Good you felt good about it! It seems like you were just in Wisconsin! Time flies, doesn't it? Enjoy your tour of Illinois. Keep in touch.

  2. Hee Hee, You made me laugh and I bet they got a kick out of that too.

  3. You manage to turn even a mundane job into a good time. This is a wonderful gift you have. Too bad they missed out on your "light me up" finale. The only time I was in Illinois, I did not get to see much of the sights. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.