(Continuing on our way to camp hosting at Dale Hollow Lake Resort State Park)
Although we wanted to try another Harvest Hosts location tonight, there weren’t any close enough to our route. We were deliberately taking local and state routes and staying off the internet. The trip, although a little longer, was far more beautiful winding our way on down into Kentucky’s horse country. The huge horse farms with their rolling green pastures were contained by what seemed to be endless black board fencing. The roads along the way are peppered with trees filled with lots of white and pink blossoms (crabapple / pear / dogwood)? It was a great escape from the boredom of the interstate although I’ll admit it did take a lot more concentration and energy to drive this route due to the hills and curves coupled with the traffic entering and exiting the roadway.
We could’ve stayed at any number of commercial RV parks, but we decided to opt for the Cabela’s right off I-75 on the east side of Lexington. Here’s the route we took today.
We used one of our favorite RV apps ALLSTAYS.com. The reviews from other RV’ers indicated it’s pretty quiet and safe with 24 hour security.
Usually there are 5or 6 spots available for RV’s, but about three of them are taken up by large shipping containers, presumably filled with new fixtures for some planned store remodeling. We grabbed the spot closest to the store entrance. There is also a dump station here with fresh water as well, but it’s out of order right now. We’re OK, we have a 70 gallon fresh water tank that I filled up when we left Ohio.
We went on inside, gave the lady at the service desk our card, and told them we were parked outside for the night and thanked them for letting us stay.
We each took a little nap this afternoon. We opened the windows that were not in direct sunlight, turned on the ceiling (exhaust) fans and soon fell asleep for an hour or so. The fans brought in fresh cool air and the whirr of the fans drowned out any parking lot sounds. It was nice.
Late afternoon came and we unhooked the car and went for a little drive around the area. Boy was that a mistake!!! As I should have realized, Cabela’s is in a developed area filled with lots of shopping, office complexes, and apartments and subdivisions. Those are places we don’t like to go to – especially during RUSH HOUR!
We did stop at Lowes to get a couple small springs for a fixit project I’ve got, then finally found our way back to peace and quiet at Cabela’s. We made our dinner of tossed salad with mushrooms, blueberries, salami, cheddar cheese, and hard-boiled egg. Kathy added crab meat to her salad.
Look what we found!
After supper and a walk around the large Cabela’s parking lot, Kathy found this Freddy’s store at the outside perimeter of the lot. We agreed we would go there after our walk to get a little treat!
Tomorrow will find us moving further south and arriving at Dale Hollow Lake State Park, our home for the next 3 months. We’ll leave the coach there and drive the car back up to Ohio to visit the doctor for a follow-up to my shoulder rotator cuff surgery. Hopefully he’ll tell me all is good and I can start physical therapy. There’s a hospital in Burkesville – about 30 minutes from the campground, where I can get started and hopefully soon after finish up on my own at the campground.
That’s all for now. I’ll follow up with another post once we get settled at Dale Hollow and have the opportunity to take a look around.
Stay safe …
Herb & Kathy
6 thoughts on “A Cabela’s Overnighter”
Your descriptions of the Kentucky hills really take you there! Makes us itch to get on the road again!
There’s no time like the present, gotta make hay while the sun shines! Go for it, you won’t regret it
Happy and Safe Travels, Herb & Kathy! Always enjoy your newsletter/updates. Must have been nice (& safe) to be at your daughter & son-in-law’s during most of COVID & now with the vaccine (got both of mine in March) you’re able to go traveling again.🚎😎
I am no longer in Texas – moved to Largo FL (St. Pete/Clearwater area) to a 55+ apt complex 9/23/20; I was on their wait list for 16 months. Really like it here – we are on Lake Seminole (residential street dead-ends into our complex) so go walking down there whenever I’m not biking at the County Park less then 2 miles from here!
Anyway, don’t think you are heading to Florida anytime soon but maybe someday we can meet up. Take care.
Glad to hear from you, sounds like you’ve got it made there in FL. Seems we are that way every 2 or 3 years, so we should be able to meet .. just have to remember you are down there when we come next! Furthest south we’ve gone so far is Ft Myers Beach to see old friends from Redford. Take care,
Herb & Kathy
I enjoy hearing about your travels. Thanks for sharing. Be safe.
Thanks for riding along!