Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Leaving the Snow Behind 2018-2019

We headed out in between snow storms and things didn't go as expected.  Because the grass had snow on it and the temps were around freezing the driveway was slippery.  When loading the motorcycle the back wheel flipped off the ramp and left us hanging!  After thinking for a few minutes I held the motorcycle on and held the brake on while Hubby went for a jack to lift the back wheel.  A few attempts and then I went for help from a neighbor.  If the bike fell it would be a disaster.  Neighbor helped and bike is securely loaded.  WHEW!!

Drove straight through to a FMCA campground (overnight spot) in Cincinnati OH.  Their system has changed since last April and all spots were by reservation only and had to be done on line.  Really?!  I figured it out and we booked a couple of nights.  Arrived on Friday and left on Sunday.  Another 6 hour drive on Sunday to Maggie Valley NC.  Not thrilled with this Coast to Coast park.  They add fees of $20/night on what should be free.  Anyway we were booked to we're staying one week.  It would be hard to find something that would allow us to stay through Thanksgiving.

Monday we visited the Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley NC.  It was so cool and had a real history of motorcycles.

The story of the motorcycle behind the wall in Chicago was very interesting.  Google it if you get a chance.

Today we went hiking in the Great Smokey Mountain National Park.  I think it was Purchase Knob that we climbed.  It took one and a half hours to climb and one hour to descend.  At the top there is a beautiful building that is used for Educational Science.  My fitbit says I hiked 13000 steps and went up 74 flights of stairs.   There were no stairs lol.

View from the Educational Science Center at the top.

This picture must have been on the way up because we're still smiling.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving.  Happy Thanksgiving to all.  We have so much to be thankful for.

1 comment:

Becki said...

I started reading and thought this was your dangerous loading story - but I'm missing one since then! Glad you're back to blogginng again :)