Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Annual Migration Galesburg Illinois to Montgomery Alabama

We are on our way again, after a wonderful stop in Colona, Illinois for a Heartfelt reunion at Fort Obie with all our friends who stood by us in our hour of need when Doyle had his surgery last year this week.

Words cannot describe how we feel about these Good Folks and all the other people who grace our little corner of the world of reenacting.

We live a special life, full of adventure and danger at the same time. You never know what's on the road ahead of you, or what is coming up from behind. It takes a special set of steely nerves and a bit of prayer to keep us rolling in the direction of our dreams.

Between Owatonna, MN and Galesburg, Ill we had a tire on the trailer separate, which is especially irritating since we carefully inspected our tires that morning, as well as the capable staff at Noble RV. doing a thorough inspection themselves that very day. There was no reason for this tire to unwrap other than it was defective. I will be getting a hold of the maker and complaining LOUDLY.

It caused minor damage to the wheel well, not enough to really complain about. Will post the pictures and such when we are stopped again, SOMEONE forgot to grab her camera when she climbed in the truck, so I can't even get some shots of the Illinois country side as we roll along.....and the pictures of the damage are still on it.

Sure feels good to be rolling along again, I was up at 5:00am this morning I was so excited to get moving South, almost put the slides in before Doyle woke up. Usually I'm the one sleeping in, Doyle usually makes coffee and then wakes me up, but I just couldn't sleep knowing the trail lay ahead of us, and I wanted to get to Montgomery, Al as quick as possible so we have some time to visit with some friends and do a little historical rambling about.

I don't know if you realize it, I am typing along while Doyle drives, I have my cell phone tethered so I can hook up to the internet as we roll, Cell reception is actually super good on the main roads and Interstate since the emergency people need all the towers to keep in contact since radio communications were never that reliable for them.

There is something really cool about riding along surfing the net, if Doyle needs to get directions, or spots something that interests him, I can just Google it up and get him the info he needs. Mostly I just read everyone else's blogs and answer my emails.

Speaking of that, I'd better close this one out and get some pictures processed that a good friend took at Obie of our Native American Clothing Fashion Show, Thanks Cindy for thinking to bring your camera and getting some nice pictures, it was such a wonderful thing to have a thousand years of Native dress represented in one small log cabin!

1 comment:

Kevin and Ruth said...

That is something that I can't do, work on the computer as we are travelling along. One, I would get motion sickness doing that and two, I would be afraid of missing the scenery go by. I like doing that. Now we have the MS Streets and Trips, I do have to keep my on it, good thing Kevin also has the GPS unit on, or we might miss a turn while I am paying attention to the scenery! Glad you are on the move again.

Kevin and Ruth

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