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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Another good travel day and remember Jake from last Tuesday?

Where are we today ?

       Not as cold here this morning but it's prepping me for colder weather ahead. Chat with Suzie for a bit waiting for the sunrise then head north on I-75 through the Tennessee  mountains. Beautiful sunny day all the way. Good roads no wind, rain or snow made good time. 
366 miles today
        Do you remember reading last Tuesday's posting when I helped out this young fellow Jake at the rest area in Texas. Well I got this awesome thank you letter from his Dad and Mom for helping him out. Tuesday's posting is HERE  . Well I was glad to help him out and they really appreciated it. I am sure glad that things worked out for him.
"Hello George and Sue…Kevin here…Jake’s dad in Austin.  I just wanted to say, THANK YOU VERY MUCH for helping JAKE, after he ran out of gas!  Not many people would’ve taken the time to do what you did.

Jake showed us his pic on your Blog…very funny!  He’s told my wife and I how grateful he is to have met you.  We had no idea he was headed our way; he surprised us! " 

         Thank you Kevin for the lovely email and glad that he made it home safe and surprised you.

           I got on the road just before 8 am as the sun was shining and roads were clear. First day in a week I was not driving directly into the rising sun, nice!
roads good through the mountains
short while later I was into Kentucky
        The nice things about I-75 no need to navigate, its gonna take me where I want to go, and rest areas to get out and stretch, make good time, was what I need for the last couple legs of this journey.
love the ice frozen on the highway cuts,
glad it's not on the road
          Now almost in Ohio and still great roads.
but now we have snow on the ground,
not on the roads is good
           At 2:30 I pulled into Lakewood Village Resort in Wapakonatea Ohio, A Memebrship park (Coast to Coast) for us and love staying here. Full hookups even winter water if you want it. But the beautiful indoor pool and hot that I was looking forward to are closed for maintenance. $10.00 a night.
the lakes here are frozen 
this the pool and spas that are closed, darn!
       So I took a very long hot shower, to get the frost out of my bones, now that was wonderful!
this be my site
nice view while enjoying supper,
cold but nice
       After my shower, checking emails and whipping up supper (the rest of my rotisserie chicken) and a salad, another walkabout.
love my chicken !
even a nice sunset here, just not crazy about the cold
and white stuff on the ground,
        Temperature about 12f with the wind feels like 0 f. Yep its cold. Got out my winter coat, heavy winter work socks (yep still have one pair), winter mittens and Toque (knitted hat). I will be good to go for tomorrows journey. Looks like I can make a run for it early tomorrow and beat the weather home. And be with my honey!!!
       Thanks again for all your wonderful comments and support sure helps the miles whip on by.
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle.
 Check out the interactive map below to see where we have been this Winter.

48 comments:

  1. i had to chuckle at your coach parked in the snow. That letter had to be a real feel-good.

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    1. Parked in the snow is nice, But ya know the letter has made the whole trip worth while. Sure made my day!

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  2. I don't feel quite so bad now having to spend winter here in Ontario. Another fellow blogger is having to endure the cold and snow too. Safe travels George. Oh BTW I had to buy a new BBQ when we moved and guess what I bought???????

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    1. Hmmm, hope it was a Weber!!!
      An amazing BBQ you will love it.

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  3. Wonderful travel day - getting closer. Love you maps I am checking on one I printed out. Sure lots of miles covered but your encounter with young Jake and his parents gratitude makes us all remember there is good in the world and it started with you.....travel safe ...cheers

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    1. Thanks Leslie, for travelling along with us. It sure is an amazing liftesyle with all the wonderful people we meet along the way.

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  4. Hey George.... You just made my day. All day (we're down here real close to the Mexican border) and I've been saying... with this weather I could still be in Ohio.... then... up popped your photos.... yeah, I could be in Ohio but I'd be wielding a snow shovel instead of rain boots.... so... I better count my blessings. You're making darned good time.... hope the rest of your trip is safe and without problems. Take Care!

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    1. Rain boots is much nicer than a snow shovel you and I both know it.
      Enjoy south Texas!

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  5. That letter from Jake's family was a perfect example of paying it forward. Nice of you George!

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  6. Yaaaa! So glad you are almost home. So glad you helped out Jake! Often times we hesitate to help out not sure of the motive…… Nice that his parents wrote to you. It's been a good ride - safe trip home tomorrow George! Suzie will be thrilled!

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  7. Wow! You're making great tracks. Easy does it on the last stretch. Keep safe!

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    1. Thats my plan, to get there safe and sound.

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  8. Glad your helping Jake showed the world some people still care.
    Hope you don't have any problems with the bad potholes in Michigan. You'll be able to give Suzie an extra long hug tomorrow night but you'll be running the heaters to stay warm for sure.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. I keep and eye on the road pretty close. Comfy here tight now no problem.

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  9. So glad that the weather is holding for you and the last leg. I believe that all of us, your blog readers have had enough positive thoughts to keep the weather at bay.

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    1. That will do it for me, keep them going, thanks.

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  10. That is so neat about Jake. Glad he made it home safe and sound thanks to your kindness. And you are really close to home also which is a good thing.

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    1. Yep the closer the better than I don't have to worry about driving conditions.

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  11. Great job George, always nice to get some recognition for going above and beyond to help others. Continued safe travels.

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    1. Thanks, it just felt like the right things to do. Thank you.

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  12. That Jake story is sure a keeper!

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    1. It made me feel real good that I could help him out and that it was appreciated.

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  13. We ran into a fellow and his wife at a gas station not long ago. He was on the phone with his phone trying to figure out to get cash. He had left his wallet at the restaurant he stopped at last. We helped with his gas. He was most appreciative. It says a lot about Jake's family that they sought you out to thank you. Nice boy. Nice family. I bet that made your day.

    Hope the snow stays off the roads. Soon this will all be behind you.

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    1. Another nice story about helping a fellow traveller. I am sure there is lots out there. It does make you feel good to help someone out.
      More memories for the memory bank. then when I can't remember them any more I can come back and read about these new adventures.

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  14. I sure do agree that it was so nice of Jake's parents to take the time to write and thank you. Says a lot !

    So you'll be HOME tomorrow !! Thank goodness 'cause I'm here every night anxiously waiting for your post to know all is well with your travels back North/East this time of year.

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    1. Jake does have a special family thats for sure.
      Thanks for keep track of me Denise.

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  15. Glad to read the roads are still clear of the white stuff and you are making good time. Hope your last leg tomorrow goes as well.

    What nice parents that young man has to take the time to email you a thank you.

    Stay warm and be safe.

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    1. Thanks, so far so good, just waiting for the sunrise.

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  16. Great read today George, the kindness in live is always a reward in my book. We are coming out of the deep freeze today and it looks good weather wise for you to arrive home safely. Take care on your drive and we will talk soon.

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    1. Thanks Bill, looks like the weather guesser could have been right on, lets hope so.

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  17. May your heart be filled with sunshine...for such a happy ending. Soon you'll be in your sweetie's arms and back together. Keep those toes toasty and the pedal to the metal.

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  18. Home stretch to Suzie! :) Great job, George! Hugs to you both.

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    1. Thanks Patsy, just need to get warmed up again!

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  19. Glad to see the weather part for you, safe travels. I bet Jake and his parents will pay forward your help, such a nice story!

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    1. Weather is awesome!
      I bet they will too.

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  20. Almost home George long trip, but you have had lots of company.

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    1. Yes I have had lotsa company thanks to everyone out there.

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  21. Good to read your trip is still going well.
    I bet there are not many RVs heading north on 1-75 !

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    1. Not too many heading north but lots heading south.

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  22. How nice of Jake's parents to take the time to thank you. No wonder Jake is such a nice guy.

    Safe travels home. Boy does that sound good.

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    1. They are such a wonderful family glad I could help him out.

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  23. Hi George, have followed your blog for a while now but never commented. Enjoy following your travels and have tried some of your yummy recipes! We stayed in that exact spot on Friday night and left at 7.30 am the day you arrived!! Too bad we missed you!! Safe travels.

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    1. Thanks for the comment Anna, that was a nice spot for an overnight stay. Glad you enjoy the recipes too.
      Would have been nice to meet you. You guys travel safe too.

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