December 17, 2014

Our trip has begun!

Our journey from Ontario to California began on Sunday. We pulled the rig out of our son's place after a very enjoyable two months.
It made us really appreciate our mobile lifestyle, because we were able to stay here with our family, in our own familiar living quarters.

Almost ready to leave (after pulling in the steps!)

We drove to Sarnia, Ontario, and stayed overnight in the familiar Walmart parking lot. As usual, we spoke with a duty manager, and she courteously gave us permission to stay. In the morning, we crossed the bridge into Port Huron, MI, and went through the usual routine at the US border. After about 30 minutes, we were on our way through Michigan on I-69.

Cruising with the truck traffic on I-65

We drove to Anderson, IN on Monday, and stayed overnight at the friendly Walmart Supercenter, where we stocked up on groceries. On Tuesday, we drove through Kentucky to Nashville, TN, and we are staying for two days in a nice Passport America park on Music Valley Drive, near the Opryland Hotel.

Crossing the Ohio River bridge into Louisville, KY (photo courtesy of The Navigator)

Opryland is beautiful during the holiday season, and we will visit there tonight. The Navigator will spend a few hours today at the Opry Mills Mall, while I go to the nearby Camping World to look at new hoses and other interesting items.

We have stayed in this part of Nashville many times over the last 15 years, and it is great to be able to stay in a campground so close to the attractions. Nashville is one of our favorite places, a very interesting city.


  1. Glad to see you are on your way out of the cold. We have Wallydocked many times, great expression you have coined. Hope you have a safe journey. Linda and I are enjoying the warmth and community here in Naples, FL.
    Paul and Linda

    1. Thanks for the best wishes; glad that you're enjoying Naples. We spent many Decembers there. We spent a great evening yestarday at the Opryland Hotel, and the Christmas decorations there were amazing. We're taking the Natchez Trace Parkway today to Tupelo, which should be a relaxing drive, as long as we are alert for deer.