June 20, 2014

Day Three...

This was the back of our Flying Cloud first thing yesterday morning.
Handsome called me outside to see three deer trotting away from our
campground. They were too far away - even for my "real" camera.
The sun was shining, and it was already hot while Handsome was 
breaking up camp for us. I had finished stowing everything inside and
came back out to see if he needed any help. He was nearly done, too, so
 I took the photograph! We left Cornersville shortly after this was taken.
When I look out my window while we're on the road, this is frequently my view.
The mirrors are great for keeping track of what's going on behind us, but I'm a
little hampered from seeing past them to get good rolling photos of the terrain.
Every once in a while, I do manage to catch a peek at something I can capture.
Right before we crossed into Kentucky, I saw a barn I wanted to photograph. It
wasn't until after I looked at it on my iPhone that I realized it had a barn quilt on it!
We spent a nice bit of yesterday's miles on the Bluegrass Parkway in Kentucky.
Not the usual heavy semi traffic, and incredible scenery. There were lots of other
barns to see, too. You do know how much I love them, right? Let's just say, "a lot"!
This farmstead especially captivated me, but I took many, many more other shots
to remind me of this beautiful drive through mountains and vast horse country.
When we pulled into the Huntington/Foxfire KOA in Milton, WV,
the first thing we saw was a big swimming lake. It looked really 
inviting, but it rained shortly after we finished setting up The Cloud.
What Taggart noticed were the kids...
...and I've told you many times before how much he loves kids!!!
He was mesmerized by them before he was even out of the truck, and he 
spent most of the evening looking out the window at every child that walked by.
Sorry it's blurry. sigh
Dinner last night - for those who are interested - was a shrimp boil. I popped tiny,
red potatoes into a small amount of water, white vinegar and Old Bay Seasoning.
As soon as they started to soften, I added sweet corn and then finished up with the
shrimp. A whole meal was ready in about 15 minutes. Handsome said it sure beat
popping a can of Dinty Moore Beef Stew on a campfire (in the rain). Funny guy.

We traveled over four hundred miles yesterday, so sleep came early last night.
We'll arrive at our destination in Meadville, PA today. It's the shortest leg of our
trip. We'll check in early, set up camp for the next week and really relax. 
I'll be back tomorrow with more pictures and stories from the road.

6 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Jacque. said...

Donna...great job keeping us with you while you're traveling! Loving the photos and narrative. Safe travels. xo

Patty said...

You and I have the barn thing in common, I always try to get pictures of them. Unfortunately a lot of them
are falling down around here. You look like you're having a fantastic trip!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

supper looks good and sounds like you were on part of the Quilt Trail in OH, KY, WV and TN. one of my "wants" is a Bambi.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Donna - go here for a breakfast treat - http://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/2014/06/bacon-pancake-dippers.html

Pat said...

Thanks for the tour. Your dinner looks wonderful. Have to ask why the white vinegar in the water?

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Loving all the great pictures. And I will soon need to learn how to cook those one pot meals when we get rolling :-)


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