As we have for the past 13 years (or is it 14 years?) our family has come together for a weekend at the Eagle Cove Resort on Dale Hollow Lake in Tennessee. The lake is split between Kentucky and Tennessee.
It was a short drive for us to relocate to Northern Virginia to continue our visit with Valerie’s sisters. Here we parked at Bull Run Regional Park, a large community park with huge open areas, large picnic pavilions, a waterpark and a nice wooded campground. It is located in Centreville, VA, just off I-66 about 30-40 minutes west of Washington, DC.
Bardstown is located about 50 miles south/southeast of Louisville and about 62 miles southwest of Lexington. Bardstown is the self proclaimed Bourbon Capital since there are a substantial number of distilleries surrounding it, including: Makers Mark, Heaven Hill, Four Roses, Jim Beam and Barton 1792. We took the opportunity to visit Makers Mark while we were here.
With our motorhome stashed in Tullahoma, TN, we took a 3 week trip to California. This was an opportunity to catch up on medical and dental checkups and for a variety of family events along with visits with friends.
During our visit, the Morita family had a photographer take a series of family photos which was followed by a birthday celebration for Mae, Valerie’s Mom. Of course, there was a Mother’s Day celebration which we shared with Nycolle’s family. In addition, we had the opportunity to visit with our friends, Steve & Wende, Tim & Dinah and Ralph & Carlie.
It was a busy and fun filled visit. We’re not sure when we will return to California, possibly in the fall. Once we get back to Tennessee we’ll continue our motorhome travel, initially into Kentucky, then Ohio and into western New York. We have already booked a spot near Buffalo in order to visit Niagara Falls in mid-June.
We’ll see you on the road.
December 18, 2015, after getting all of our motorhome repair and upgrade projects completed and getting our personal belongings organized, we pulled out of our storage lot and headed south to Lake Elsinore.
This is the beginning of our next extended motorhome trip. We are trying to not set an end date or specific destinations at this point. Our near term objective is to seek warm and inviting places for the winter.
Stopping in Lake Elsinore serves two purposes. First, it is a short trip and allows us the opportunity to get everything organized inside our home on wheels. When we took our clothes and other items to the motorhome we couldn’t open the slides while in the storage lot so we couldn’t properly put everything in its place. Second, this put us close to Murrieta so that we could visit the babies again before taking off. It was also good timing in that all of Valerie’s kids were getting together at Jason’s for an early Christmas.
So, stocked up, organized and grandkids kissed, off we go. Next stop: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.