Mar 11th, 11
While driving 1200 miles from one job site to another does stink, at least the scenery is cool. I know this pix won't do justice the awe and wonder I feel whenever I look at Gods handiwork. It makes me think how Katharine Lee Bates must have felt as she penned America the Beautiful. It truly is awe inspiring.
We have seen some not so good stuff too. Going through the mountains of WV we ran into more ice and snow and a nasty roll over accident (camera was dead, so no pix).
We camped last night at Comfort Inn. Not to bad, had laundry and full hookups and only cost us $13.50 with our Passport America membership. Sweet!
Mar 8th, 11
The last few days have seen a lot of miles. We left Roanoke and headed for Ohio for the next round of McDonalds jobs. Along the way we stopped and adopted a new mascot for out travels... DUNCAN! He's an adorable little Lhaso Poodle mix. We are dog people and we gave our loving Lab to a nice family when we started this trip because we felt that he would hate being cooped up all the time in a small space. He was after all a farm dog that loved the rivers and lakes, and running. Since we were missing having a dog, we all decided to look for something small that liked travel and small spaces. This little guy seems to be a good fit. Yes we are crazy! Thanks for asking. He's a puppy, so there is that whole getting him house trained thing that is a nightmare in a camper. He makes it through the night just fine, but annoyingly, we take him out to pee and then ten minutes later he pees on the door mat. Grrr... We will keep working with him and thankfully a rug can be washed.
We have been doing a lot of wallydocking this week since we are driving a good distance between each job site. There are really no campgrounds open up here in this north area. Next week we head back to Florida. Miami! It's going to be a long haul to get there, but I like Florida and it's warm there.
On the fun side, we got to see the Bob Evans farm. We had always read about it on the backs of the menus, and now we have been there. Very cool. The homestead and stuff was shut down for the winter and doesn't open until April 1st. What a bummer, but we still walked around the grounds a bit and saw the ponies and such. It's a nice farm. I like farms.
I have also included some photos of the wild freak snow storm we drove through in West Virginia. One minute it was nice out the next giant snow flakes where pummeling us and causing accidents. It was crazy!
Anyhow, that should catch you up on our lives.
Mar 5th, 11
So this weeks tour of America (via McDonalds contract), had us in Roanoke, VA. It's pretty here. Seeing the mountains all around. I bet it will be really nice in the spring when the leaves and flowers come in. We got to do some fun stuff. Like tour the Dixie Cavern (see this post), and play in a huge McDonalds Playplace (see this post), and finally visiting a really cool science museum (see this post). Our campground wasn't that great, but we have stayed in worse. I thought maybe I would share a few pix of the surrounding area, I am not sure it captures what I saw, but I tried.