Friday, June 26, 2009

Threats of Rain

I started out the day with my rain gear on. It didn't rain. By Verona, Kentucky we were ready for a break so we stopped at a gas station and topped off the tanks. I used the opportunity to take off the gear.

The ride through Cincinnati was surprisingly easy. The stupid people must have stayed home today. Near Washington Court House, Ohio, the skies started looking very dark. We stopped at an interstate rest area and put the gear on. It didn't rain. We stopped for lunch at Grove City, just south of Columbus and went into the restaurant with the gear on. We were playing the odds that if we stayed dressed for rain, it wouldn't rain.

After lunch we drove through Columbus. All the crazies that weren't out in Cinci had driven to Columbus. In addition, road construction was ugly. After Columbus, we took US-23 (our first non-interstate since leaving Taylorsville Road). I think we hit every traffic light red from Columbus to the turn off at Waldo, about 35 miles.

We are at Ted and Wanda's tonight and head for Michigan tomorrow. Our only big cities tomorrow are Toledo, Ann Arbor, and Flint.

First Day on Vacation

Today is the first day of our Superior Summer vacation. So how do we start the day? The plans were to get up early (without the alarm clock, though) and put our toiletries into the trailer and head out for breakfast. Around 3:00 a.m. we were awakened by storms - thunder, lightning, hail, and rain. It is 7:00 a.m. and we are still home. We ate breakfast here and are just chilling on the computer waiting for the rain to stop. We are flexible today as our stop tonight is Ted and Wanda's house near Marion, Ohio. The Weather Channel shows most of the rain heading off to the south in the next hour. Ohio weather looks good.

Keeping our fingers crossed that this is the only bad weather we encounter for the next two weeks.