Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Exit 31 RV Park/Grand Rivers Kentucky

Saturday April 5, Brrrr it's cold this morning. We left around 9:30 and started our day off with a missed turn. Well we didn't really miss the turn, the road changed and to get to the turn you needed to exit then make the turn. Lucky for us it wasn't too long before a perfect turn around appeared. On the way back we were able to make that turn. We can definitely tell that were heading north by the lack of life in the trees and the condition of the roads....bumpy. We traveled around 230 miles. It seemed like a lot longer. I think it's because we are ready to get back and see the kids. We landed in Kentucky at Exit 31 RV park. It was easy to find, we checked in at the restaurant there. They gave us no rules and told us to take any spot. We picked site #8. We had a cement pad, 50 amp, water, sewer and cable. You could tell that there's been a lot of rain. The gravel roads at the campground were a bit sketchy. You could see where the water had run and made some pretty good ruts. Had to go really slow and dodge them. We had leftovers for supper and went to bed early.

Sunday April 6, Really cool to start the day but it warmed up fast. Jeff decided to take a walk. There was a trail right by the campground that he took. He said it was a really nice path that took you to an Indian burial ground. I decided to get some cleaning done. I got the microwave/convection cleaned out. Then I decided to do the laundry since it was perfect drying conditions outside. We had made reservations at Pattis 1880 Settlement. We had been there before and wanted to come back. It's a very unusual place that has shops, gardens, animals and the restaurant. The restaurant is broke up in rooms, like in a house. Ours was the family room. The restaurant opened in 1977, the waitress's wear long dresses with long aprons. They also explain a little bit about the place how it started. A funny story, the waitress was explaining about the restaurant and how when they opened that the only soda company that would deliver out to them was RC, so they've stuck with them all this time. So then the waitress proceeds to ask what we want to drink and Jeff replies Coke or Pepsi. I guess he wasn't listening too well, too busy reading the menu. They have lots of different things they are famous for, 2 inch pork chops, flower pot bread with strawberry butter and there pies. I ordered a pork chop but the smaller version, only 1 inch. Jeff ordered a fried chicken sandwich which he said was the best chicken sandwich he's ever had. It came with homemade potato chips which were really good and not greasy. All my sides were really good as well. The service was excellent. When we finished with our lunch we were both stuffed. Still we really wanted a piece of pie so we got one to go. We decided on chocolate cream pie with mile high meringue. We filled up the truck with fuel and headed back. Jeff felt like he needed to work off some of that lunch so he decided to wash the roof of the rig. Since we had no rules we thought we should take advantage, so many parks don't allow washing vehicles. With our lunch being so big we just had the pie for supper, it was as good as it looked. Tomorrow its St Louis or bust................

One of the many animals at Patti's